Another Year (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  4 February 2011 (USA)
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A look at four seasons in the lives of a happily married couple and their relationships with their family and friends.



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A married couple who have managed to remain blissfully happy into their autumn years, are surrounded over the course of the four seasons of one average year by friends, colleagues, and family who all seem to suffer some degree of unhappiness. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 February 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Medan åren går  »

Box Office


£10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£355,626 (UK) (5 November 2010)


$3,205,244 (USA) (20 May 2011)

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2.35 : 1
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The film is dedicated to Mike Leigh's late friend and long-term producing partner Simon Channing Williams. See more »


When Tom explains that the "Ring of Kerry" is an "area", he refers to Tralee and Dingle. In fact these lie on the Dingle Peninsula, and are NOT on the Ring of Kerry. See more »


[first lines]
Tanya: So how long's this been going on for?
Janet: I don't know.
Tanya: A few weeks?
Janet: A long time.
Tanya: A year?
Janet: I Suppose so.
Tanya: A whole year? You've taken your time to come and see me, haven't you?
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Another Happy-go-lucky?
7 November 2010 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Mike Leighs wonderfully ironic yet sweet look at life takes a little twist in this super ensemble movie which centers around Tom and Gerri and shows us these characters mainly as reflected by their friends and kin. What makes the twist is something written in a different review and which is apparently a Continental European viewpoint if I must believe Mr. Leigh. The minor flaw of this film is that Tom and Gerri hardly develop and if they do, it really is downwards as - when you leave the theatre - you are left with some questions as to whether they really are as warm and supportive as they appear prima facie. Why are all their friends alcoholic losers? And why are they so supportive, yet so aloof? We found a few scenes that show how Tom and Gerri feel about Mary (a shoe-in for any award because of the slightly over-the-top, nail biter performance by Lesley Manville). Their friends really make them feel better about themselves. Whatever may be of this Continental take, it is a tremendously enjoyable movie, as always.

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