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Born Equal (2006)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  17 December 2006 (UK)
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Four characters living in one neighborhood in London - all living dramatically different lives, all of them on the edge - see their stories unfold.

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London banker Mark has just made a fortune in a financial deal. Feeling stifled by his pregnant wife's material expectations and guilty after facing some abused homeless, he becomes a shelter benefactor. Trying his hand as volunteer, he takes a personal interest in runaway teenager Zoe, whose expectations prove even worse. Also in the shelter is recently released violent repeat-offender Robert. He takes a romantic interest in runway pregnant Michelle and her preteen daughter Danielle, while looking for his mother Margaret, who forbade him to see his beloved late dad. Mark's noble intentions lead to unexpected dramas. Written by KGF Vissers

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Richard Curtis attempts Mike Leigh
17 December 2006 | by (Lancaster, UK) – See all my reviews

Richard Curtis attempts Mike Leigh! It isn't actually written by Richard Curtis but at points it felt like it could have been!

This is a one off BBC Drama focusing on the lives of several characters in central London. It is a feature length drama dealing with social inequality.

There's the Banker with the impossibly large bonus, the pregnant wife and the overly large house, who's conscience is tweaked by a beggar in the subway. There's the Nigerian journalist fearing for his father's safety, and the opulent house cleaned by his partner. There's Robert Carlyle's character recently released from prison and staying in a hostel. There's Anne-Marie Duff's heavily pregnant character and her daughter also staying at the hostel. All of their stories interweave with explosive consequences.

It was very watchable, and the acting from the star studded cast was wonderful. It wasn't as gritty as it could have been. Scars by Leo Regan gives us a better insight into violence, and High Hopes by Mike Leigh or anything by Ken Loach might give more gritty realism and bleak humour.


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