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Another Year (2010)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  5 November 2010 (UK)
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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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Joe
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Ken
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Karina Fernandez ...
Katie
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Eileen Davies ...
Mourner
Mary Jo Randle ...
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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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5 November 2010 (UK)  »

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Um Ano Mais  »

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£10,000,000 (estimated)

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$111,869 (USA) (31 December 2010)

Gross:

$3,205,244 (USA) (20 May 2011)
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The film is dedicated to Mike Leigh's late friend and long-term producing partner Simon Channing Williams. See more »

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One of Mary's outlays on her troublesome car was for a new carburettor, but the vehicle in the film had fuel injection. See more »

Quotes

[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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A Masterpiece
11 November 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A happily married couple is followed over the changing seasons. The portray is that of harmony, love and togetherness. This is as perfect as it gets. Then we get introduced to their friends who are frequently invited for dinner and drinks. They all have something in common : Broken marriages, alcoholism and self denial. The contrast couldn't be more surreal. Especially Mary, who is longing for love and friendship. Her emotional hurt is tangible.

This movie is not about the couple or anything else, it is about Mary and her shambolic life, the pain that she derives from loneliness and her utter failure to get her life back together. Brilliantly and stunningly directed by Leigh, this is a masterpiece of portraying a character that will be, strikingly and tragically, all too familiar with most of us.


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