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The Unloved (2009)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  17 May 2009 (UK)
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A film that gives a child's eye view of the U.K.'s government-run care system for orphans and children in danger.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Molly Windsor ...
Lucy
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Lucy's Father
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Lucy's Mother
Craig Parkinson ...
Ben
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Vicky
Karl Collins ...
Karl
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Johann
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Michael
Darren O. Campbell ...
Darren (as Darren Campbell)
Kerry Stacey ...
Jackie
Ladene Hall ...
Ladene
Penny Morton ...
Penny
Marie Wheeler-King ...
Marie (as Marie Wheeler King)
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Lauren
Christopher Russell ...
Connor
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Lucy is eleven years old. Having been neglected by her estranged mother and father, she is placed in a children's home. Through her eyes, we follow Lucy's struggle to cope with the system. Her saving is her self-belief and her certainty that she is being watched over and protected by the holy spirit. Hers is a heroic quest for love, beauty and transcendence. Written by Anonymous

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Samantha Morton wished The Unloved to be filmed for television rather than for Cinema. The reason being is that she thought, as in her own childhood experiences with going to the cinema, younger audiences' might not afford the price of a cinema ticket. Thus, younger audiences' would see this production "for free". See more »

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Lucy: The Lord is my life and my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat of my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
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Okay, but not Great
11 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

IMDb suggested this movie to me somewhere along the line, and I added it to my watch list. I love watching movies about the foster care system simply because it is a life very different from my own, and as a writer the stories fascinate me. Intense emotion is essential for me in a book or movie, and for obvious reasons the abuse of children is sure to create that tone.

As my title suggests, The Unloved is okay, but not great. The acting is very well done, everyone is believable and fits very well into their roles. I was pleasantly surprised to find Lauren Socha, as I love the show Misfits. Her character added a small subplot, which helped with the pace of the film. The pace is where the film lost me. It started out pretty good, and had a few pops of intensity later on, but for the most part there was a lot of watching people stare off somewhere.

If, unlike me, you don't get bored by a lack of dialogue, then I would recommend it. If you're looking for something with really high emotion and a thick plot, I'd suggest skipping over this film.

I didn't regret it, but I won't be watching it again. 6/10


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