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Blessed (2008)

A successful city trader suddenly loses everything he truly cares about. Seeking comfort in isolation on a remote island, his life is turned upside down by the arrival of a little girl.

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Mark Aldridge

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Mark Aldridge
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Cast

Credited cast:
James Nesbitt ... Peter
Natascha McElhone ... Lou
Gary Lewis ... Howie
Lil Woods ... Charlotte (as Lillian Woods)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Bennett ... Jake
Philip Bird Philip Bird ... Freddie
Ken Bradshaw Ken Bradshaw ... Policeman
Matthew Cottle ... Policeman
Simon Fairnington Simon Fairnington ... Jake's Colleague
Charlotte Green Charlotte Green ... The Shipping Forecast
Romy Irving Romy Irving ... Lisa
Rosanna Lavelle ... Sylvie
Toby Longworth Toby Longworth ... Radio News Report
Peggy Nesbitt Peggy Nesbitt ... Rachel
Iain Stuart Robertson Iain Stuart Robertson ... Cyril
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A successful city trader suddenly loses everything he truly cares about. Seeking comfort in isolation on a remote island, his life is turned upside down by the arrival of a little girl.

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Country:

UK

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Release Date:

24 October 2008 (UK) See more »

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STORM Pictures See more »
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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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The debut of director/screen writer 'Mark Aldridge' and producer wife Mary Aldridge. See more »

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Sweet, moving film
11 December 2011 | by chris-ywamSee all my reviews

My wife and I stumbled across this movie purely by chance, liked the fact that James Nesbitt was the main actor and gave it a try - so glad we did.

This is a refreshingly innocent and moving film which inspired us to love our children more.

There's a lot of humour mixed in with a gentle tale of loss and love. Despite the fact that there's not much dialogue it isn't the least bit boring, and Nesbitt gives a winning performance.

We turned this film on intending to watch half of it and go to bed, but ended up watching the whole movie until 1.25am!

Do yourself a favour - if you are looking for a sweet but not cheesy story give Blessed a go.


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