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Deep fractures within a family dynamic begin to surface during a getaway to the Isles of Scilly.

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Deep fractures within a family dynamic begin to surface during a getaway to the Isles of Scilly.

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Tom Hiddleston revealed that one of the inspirations for Edward's character is the boy from The Snowman (1982) , which inspired him to choose a similar set of pyjamas for Edward. See more »

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Christopher: It is not really what you do, it's more the intensity by what you do it. By the conviction of the reality you believe in, you make others believe it. You can not make it up, really. And then people get convinced, even yourself gets convinced, whatever that is. It is not a hidden track that is there waiting for you. You got to step into it, whatever that is. That is like painting, you do all the things that are not right but they all contribute to the thing that will be right in the end. It's ...
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Referenced in Stewart Lee: Carpet Remnant World (2012) See more »

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Cynthia's Song
Composed by Viv Albertine (as Viv Albertine)
Performed by Lydia Leonard
Lyrics by Joanna Hogg
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Strained atmosphere and nothing more
9 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

An empty space of a film. Meaningful silences (just silences really) separated by short bursts of incomprehensible dialogue. No beginning, middle or end. Good advert for a quiet holiday in the Scillies. One of the quotes on the IMDb website for the Christopher character says it all with regard to the meaningless dialogue. I did try to follow what was going on but very few explanations for the strained relationships were forthcoming. Humour is mentioned in other reviews. Like another reviewer, I haven't the faintest idea where that was. The movie did work for me in one way. The visual images were strong and I watched the film as I would so-called slow TV.


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