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Mr. Harvey Lights a Candle (2005)

A teacher comes to terms with his past during a school trip to Salisbury Cathedral.

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Daniel Bliss ... Phil Rogers
... Malcolm Harvey
... Helen Taylor
... Jonathan Cole
... Archie
Jade Ewen ... Donna
... Miss Davies
Mario Powell ... Eliot
Tendayi Jembere ... Sid Williams
George Thompson ... George
... Dave Miller
Joshua Malin ... Mo
... Maurice
Shereil Willis ... Martha
Kay Lyon ... Sandra
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A teacher comes to terms with his past during a school trip to Salisbury Cathedral.

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26 March 2005 (UK)  »

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La fé de Mister Harvey  »

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£2,000,000 (estimated)
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Perhaps a bit too grim
24 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

I wanted to like this more than I did. Timothy Spall is one of my favorite actors.

The story is pretty straight forward as it was in the tagline.

I kept waiting for Mr. Harvey to unburden himself.

Not completely surprised by the way that it played out but and once again I enjoyed Mr. Spall's work.

I think for me the students were too precocious and played out poorly as well as the development of conflict, which bottomed out early on. I would like very much to find the final script because I felt like it was put together with a weak middle.

Whether I am right or not remains to be seen but it became a bit too melodramatic for me and I cannot in good faith recommend it.

I've certainly watched much worse as of late but this had potential to be much better than it was.


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