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Ruby Blue (2007)

An elderly man's innocent friendship with an eight year old girl is tarnished by the assumptions of a community when the little girl goes missing.

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Jan Dunn

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Jan Dunn
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Hoskins ... Jack
Josiane Balasko ... Stephanie
Jody Latham Jody Latham ... Ian
Josef Altin ... Frankie
Jessica Stewart Jessica Stewart ... Florrie
Shannon Tomkinson Shannon Tomkinson ... Stacey
Sean Wilton Sean Wilton ... Dick
Angelica O'Reilly Angelica O'Reilly ... Rosie
Ashley McGuire Ashley McGuire ... Debbie
Chloe Sirene ... Cecile
Michael Mills Michael Mills ... Joey
Sam Talbot Sam Talbot ... Sean
Corinna Powlesland Corinna Powlesland ... Suzy
Lisa Payne Lisa Payne ... Policewoman
Rebecca Clow Rebecca Clow ... DCI Cartwright
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Storyline

Jack (Bob Hoskins) is consumed by guilt and past regret. He is hated by his son and abused by local youths. The death of his wife leaves Jack lost and alone in his self loathing. Hope arrives in the unlikely form of eight year old, Florrie, when she moves in next door and delights in Jack's neglected racing pigeons, unwittingly rekindling his own love for the birds. When his glamorous French neighbour, Stephanie (Josiane Balasko) takes pity on him, Jack cannot help but fall for her charms. When gradually his innocent friendship with Florrie is thrown into question when the girl goes missing and Stephanie reveals a well kept secret, Jack's life is thrown into turmoil. His son comes to his defence amidst the local mob mentality and Jack finally faces his own prejudices to win back Stephanie's love. Written by Anonymous

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To have a future, you have to let your past go free.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ruby Red Chequer See more »

Filming Locations:

Deal, Kent, England, UK See more »

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£350,000 (estimated)
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Quotes

Dick: What are you doing?
Jack: I'm trying to get away from some French bird.
Dick: Don't sound too bad to me.
Jack: She's trying to cook me dinners.
Dick: That's sounds even better.
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Warm
(Theme song to Ruby Blue)
Written and Performed by KT Tunstall
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Licensed courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd
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Lovely
21 January 2008 | by mike-isaacsonSee all my reviews

This is a truly lovely film, both heart-warming and rending in equal measure.

Bob Hoskins is magnificent, as is all the acting (especially the two little girls), and I wouldn't be surprised to see some Oscar nominations in there.

What I most liked about the film, however, was its understanding of life in lower-middle/working class England, not least the current 'witch-hunting' of SUSPECTED pedophiles. This is highlighted with wit and irony, notably through the stormy relationship between an abject single mother and her (unsurprisingly) problematic offspring.

In short, a 'must see'!


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