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Frank is an ex-soldier, haunted by a violent past. He lives alone, drowning his nightmares with alcohol. Christine - smart and successful... on the surface, tackles life as a single working mother by immersing herself in drugs, parties and sex. Lynette, a young rough sleeper watches Christine stumble out of a club whilst she sits in the cold waiting for loose change to fall on her lap; her luck seems to change when she meets Frank who despite his misgivings, offers her a place to stay. Written by
This was an unexpected treat, a bunch of us were shown this movie. as part of a literature group. We are a mixed bag of folk, who have certainly seen our fair share of the kind of life experience on show here in this movie. we were told nothing of this film, but most of us agreed it was as authentic a depiction of addiction, alcoholism, crime, homelessness and p.t.s.d. (post traumatic stress disorder) as any other, in any movie ever. yeah it was ugly in places, but the beauty in i felt lay in the way that even these supposedly lowlife characters, could find some kind of dignity and redemption in their lives. I found a film full of honesty, humour and hope. a real treat indeed, the fact that the dirtector tinge came along to our humble group for the showing and a post screening discussion, also showed how the filmmaker's really cared about their creation and the audience.
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