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Another Year -- A look at four seasons in the lives of a happily married couple (Broadbent and Sheen), and their relationships with their family and friends -- who are all quite miserable.
Another Year -- Clip: What About These Two, Mary?
Another Year -- Clip: How Big Is The Engine?
Another Year -- Clip: Had A Bit Of A Wild Night
Another Year -- Clip: Did Gerri Tell You About Me Getting A Car, Tom?

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Director:
Writer:
Mike Leigh (written by)
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Release Date:
5 November 2010 (Ireland) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A look at four seasons in the lives of a happily married couple and their relationships with their family and friends. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 10 wins & 31 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Best Actor Academy Award due See more (136 total) »

Cast

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Jim Broadbent ... Tom

Ruth Sheen ... Gerri

Lesley Manville ... Mary
Oliver Maltman ... Joe

Peter Wight ... Ken

David Bradley ... Ronnie

Martin Savage ... Carl
Karina Fernandez ... Katie
Michele Austin ... Tanya

Philip Davis ... Jack (as Phil Davis)

Imelda Staunton ... Janet

Stuart McQuarrie ... Tom's Colleague
Eileen Davies ... Mourner
Mary Jo Randle ... Mourner
Ben Roberts ... Mourner
David Hobbs ... Vicar
Badi Uzzaman ... Mr. Gupta
Meneka Das ... Mr. Gupta's Friend

Ralph Ineson ... Drill Worker
Edna Doré ... Allotment Lady
Gary Powell ... Man in Bar
Lisa McDonald ... Girl in Bar
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Directed by
Mike Leigh 
 
Writing credits
Mike Leigh (written by)

Produced by
Danielle Brandon .... line producer
Gail Egan .... executive producer
Georgina Lowe .... producer
Tessa Ross .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Gary Yershon 
 
Cinematography by
Dick Pope 
 
Film Editing by
Jon Gregory 
 
Casting by
Nina Gold 
 
Production Design by
Simon Beresford 
 
Art Direction by
Andrew Rothschild 
 
Set Decoration by
Sophia Chowdhury 
 
Costume Design by
Jacqueline Durran 
 
Makeup Department
Christine Blundell .... hair designer
Christine Blundell .... makeup designer
Chloe Meddings .... hair stylist (as Chloë Meddings)
Chloe Meddings .... makeup artist (as Chloë Meddings)
Lesa Warrener .... senior makeup stylist
 
Production Management
Polly Duval .... post-production supervisor
Tracey Josephs .... head of production: Film4
Sarah McBryde .... production manager
Fiona Morham .... head of physical production: UK Film Council
Iain Smith .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Melanie Heseltine .... key second assistant director
Toby Hosking .... key second assistant director
Nicholas Kay .... third assistant director
Josh Robertson .... first assistant director
Steve Wentworth .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Paul Barker .... standby rigger
Caroline Bateman .... art department trainee: Skillset
Netty Chapman .... standby art director
Garry Dawson .... prop storeman
Kevin Day .... standby props
Noel Deegan .... standby props
Andrew Forrest .... standby props (as Andy Forrest)
Peter Hodge .... standby carpenter
Rowanna Lacey .... graphic artist
Sophia Millar .... art department trainee: Ft2
Dorothy Sullivan .... production buyer
Steve Wheeler .... property master
Matt Wyles .... dressing props
Loretta Lipworth .... daily art department assistant (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jason Canovas .... dialogue editor
Antoinette Fernandez .... sound trainee: UKFC Diversity
Les Fiddess .... foley artist
Tim Fraser .... sound recordist
Loveday Harding .... boom operator
Simon Hewitt .... foley artist
Raphi Hill .... sound trainee: UKFC Diversity (as Raphaella Hill)
Martin Oswin .... foley mixer
Mark Paterson .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Schwalbe .... supervising foley editor
Nigel Stone .... sound re-recording mixer
Nigel Stone .... supervising sound editor
Andy Thompson .... sound re-recording mixer
William Towers .... boom operator (as Will Towers)
Mike Wood .... sound effects editor
Ben Collinson .... sound assistant (uncredited)
Robert Weatherall .... mix technician (uncredited)
Philip Young .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
David Johns .... snow effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Dolores McGinley .... visual effects artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Wailoon Chung .... generator operator
John Evans .... clapper loader
Phoebe Fraser .... camera trainee: UKFC Diversity
Eugene Grobler .... electrician
Mark Hanlon .... best boy
Andy Long .... gaffer
Simon Mein .... stills photographer
Megan Ogilvie .... camera trainee: UKFC Diversity
Dick Pope .... camera operator
Gordon Segrove .... focus puller
Colin Strachan .... grip
Danny McGee .... practical electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Kharmel Cochrane .... casting assistant
Robert Sterne .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lucy Donowho .... costume standby
Edith Kähler .... costume assistant
Holly Waddington .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Helle Absalonsen .... senior digital intermediate producer
Ben Bradley .... digital intermediate technical director
John Claude .... colorist
Sinead Cronin .... on-line editor (as Sinéad Cronin)
Jo Dixon .... first assistant editor (as Jo-Anne Dixon)
Sam Karr .... editing trainee: UKFC Diversity
Garry Maddison .... data scanner
Mark Neale .... additional assistant editor
Natalie Silver .... data scanner
Thora Woodward .... additional assistant editor
 
Music Department
Tom Bullen .... assistant score engineer
Nick Cooper .... musician: cello
Terry Davies .... conductor
Andrew Glen .... music editor
Isobel Griffiths .... musicians contractor
John Parricelli .... musician: guitar
Colin Rae .... music preparation
George Robertson .... musician: viola
Nick Taylor .... score mix engineer
Nick Taylor .... score recordist
David Theodore .... musician: oboe
Helen Tunstall .... musician: harp
Lucy Whalley .... assistant musician contractor
 
Transportation Department
Danny Brown .... facilities captain
Simon Burgess .... driver: facilities
John Doran .... unit driver
Lloyd Eaton .... driver: facilities
Stuart Little .... unit driver: minibus
Jim McGleish .... unit driver
Paul Racher .... driver: facilities
Dan Smith .... driver: facilities
Barry Quibell .... driver: transportation facilities (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Chris Allies .... title designer
Chris Blyth .... caterer
Philip Booth .... production assistant (as Philip James Booth)
Kate Brown .... floor runner
Sally Caplan .... head of premiere fund: UK Film Council
Eleri Coulten .... assistant location manager
Paul Creasy .... caterer
Graham Easton .... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Will Evans .... head of business affairs: UK Film Council
Trisha Faulkner .... unit nurse (as Patricia Faulkner)
Helen Grearson .... production assistant
Paul Grindey .... head of business affairs: Film4
Laura Hicks .... solicitor: Reed Smith
Ruth Hodgson .... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Vince Holden .... head of production finance: UK Film Council (as Vincent Holden)
Bek Leigh .... accountant: Thin Man Films
Clem Leneghan .... health and safety
Nicholas Marple .... development support
Charles May .... location security
Jerry Melichar .... director: delivery and post production: Focus Features International
Steve Morley .... diversity scheme executive: UK Film Council
Clive Noakes .... laboratory liaison: Deluxe Laboratories
Robert Norris .... solicitor: Reed Smith
Kevin O'Shea .... insurance agent: AON/Albert G. Ruben
Herta Paarte .... executive vice president marketing and distribution: Focus Features International
Richard Phillips .... solicitor: Reed Smith
Sophie Roberts .... development support
Jonathan Rutter .... publicist: Premier PR
James Shirras .... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Sue Bruce Smith .... head of commercial development: Film4 (as Sue Bruce-Smith)
Sarah Stiff .... assistant accountant
Heather Storr .... script supervisor
Alison Thompson .... president sales and distribution: Focus Features International
Nikki Thornhill .... insurance agent: AON/Albert G. Ruben
Jack Timbrell .... production assistant
Will Tyler .... production accountant
Danielle Wilson .... caterer
Henry Woolley .... location manager
Ian Pearce .... set security (uncredited)
Barry Quibell .... unit facilities (uncredited)
Barnaby Riggs .... floor runner (uncredited)
Helen Turpin .... production assistant (uncredited)
Matthew Whitney .... location scout (uncredited)
Eva Yates .... assistant: Tessa Ross (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Simon Channing Williams .... in memory of
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some language
Runtime:
129 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:14A (Alberta) | Canada:PG (British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Germany:o.Al. (f) | Ireland:12A | Japan:G | Mexico:B | Norway:A | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | Singapore:PG13 | South Korea:12 | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12 (DVD) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46348)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film is dedicated to Mike Leigh's late friend and long-term producing partner Simon Channing Williams.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: 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 »
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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Soundtrack:
All Shook UpSee more »

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40 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
Best Actor Academy Award due, 7 February 2011
Author: bobbobwhite from san ramon ca

Lesley Manville as Mary truly deserves the Best Actor Oscar for her perfectly nuanced, scary and convincing portrayal of a woman on the brink of personal desperation due to her many life mistakes and to her extremely fragile emotional nature that served to spiral her further and further down toward mental illness with every romantic disappointment and life mistake she made. Honestly, I do not think Meryl Streep could have played this role as well. Lesley was that great in it. An astounding performance, and so touching, as you felt every pain Mary felt due to Lesley's spot-on interpretation of her character's neediness and weaknesses and what they cost her.

This film tells a story(by the 4 seasons)of a year in the lives of a UK couple and their friends. Mary is a secretarial co-worker and friend of Gerri, a professional counselor and the sweet wife of her well-rumpled and very likable engineer/geologist husband, Tom(yes, Tom and Gerri). Mary is the woman we all know at some time or another in our lives.... a woman too attractive to always be alone but always is alone after every failed attempt at a relationship, always suffering badly from each failure to find what she wants so badly.

Not much of an intricate plot here, as in all Mike Leigh films, but the story was such an absorbing and typical Mike Leigh take on the day-to-day happenings in the ordinary and everyday lives of a normal UK couple and some at-risk friends. Tom and Gerri were the couple with these friends in various states of decline, and they always tried hard through their gentle patience, understanding and humor to help them and always be there for them. Ruth Sheen and the great Tom Broadbent played the wife/husband roles to perfection, and were so loving, likable and comfortable with each other and with friends that you wished you had them for your own friends. Wonderful portrayals, both.

See this film for engaging personal interaction and for the best acting performance of 2010, but be prepared for your own uncomfortable and awkward feelings throughout due to Mary's many sufferings and how her endless tales of them affected her(long-suffering)friends. It was a truly human story, sometimes warm and funny, sometimes pathetic and difficult to watch, but at the end you knew you had seen acting greatness.

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