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Abraham's Point (2008)

A man struggles to get over a family tragedy that has haunted him since childhood.

Director:

Wyndham Price

Writers:

Wyndham Price (screenplay), Wyndham Price (story) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Christian McKay ... Robert
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Robert Bird Paul Robert Bird ... Thug
Mackenzie Crook ... Comet Snape
Ifan Huw Dafydd ... Jim
Ian Darlington-Roberts Ian Darlington-Roberts ... Mr. Crumb
Richard Elfyn ... Auctioneer
Mariah Gale ... Ellie
Frazer Hammill Frazer Hammill ... Kev
Sara Harris-Davies Sara Harris-Davies ... Fifties Woman
Gwyn Vaughan Jones Gwyn Vaughan Jones ... Mr. Snape
Amy Kirwan Amy Kirwan ... Abi
Rhi Louise Rhi Louise ... Lady in Cafe
Joseph Millson ... Adam
Anna Mountford Anna Mountford ... Mrs Rainsford
Natasha O'Keeffe ... Sarah
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A man struggles to get over a family tragedy that has haunted him since childhood.

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Drama | Thriller

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A creditable performance from Mackenzie Crook. Recommended!
27 July 2020 | by DrMarkTwitchettSee all my reviews

'Abraham's Point' (2008): Wyndham Price (Director), Mackenzie Crook, Christian McKay & Mariah Gale. Rating 5/10

Firstly, this is a good film. My review rating of 5/10 suggests an interesting film worthy of viewing. It is heart-warming, despite some scenes of mild violence. It is only likely to cause offence to purveyors of antiques.

'Abraham's Point' was a film that seemed to have disappeared without trace, hence my review. Quickly shot, with a limited budget, it has interesting characters and a positive message. Whether the ending is 'happy', I'll leave for the viewer to determine. Rather intriguingly, there are no 'customary' reviews of this movie that I could find online. This is the first IMDb review & there is nothing in Wikipedia or on the Rotten Tomatoes site.

Mackenzie Crook's character, Comet Snape, seems to be a rather inept French polisher for a small antiques business with an ability to pay in excess of £2,000 at auction on a whim/compulsion. He unconventionally acquires a rather questionable longcase clock, whose glazed dial door mysteriously loses it glass during its travels. An advisor from the antiques trade was seemingly lacking.

Comet is an endearing, traumatised character beset by insomnia. The cause of this is revealed as the movie progresses. Comet goes on an unconventional journey back to his parental home in Wales, bearing the aforementioned bulky timepiece. He faces adversity, supported at times by noteworthy cinematography. 'Abraham's Point' is a positive story of reconciliation, a story in which even the seemingly unredeemable 'criminal' Robert (Christian McKay) gets to manifest his intrinsic decency. A special mention for Mariah Gale as the enchanting Ellie.

Recommended. A positive and thought-provoking film from a relatively unknown director.

Mark Twitchett 07/20


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Release Date:

29 November 2008 (UK) See more »

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