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Another Year (2010)

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A look at four seasons in the lives of a happily married couple and their relationships with their family and friends.

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Mike Leigh

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Mike Leigh
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 22 wins & 54 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Broadbent ... Tom
Ruth Sheen ... Gerri
Lesley Manville ... Mary
Oliver Maltman ... Joe
Peter Wight ... Ken
David Bradley ... Ronnie
Martin Savage Martin Savage ... Carl
Karina Fernandez ... Katie
Michele Austin ... Tanya
Phil Davis ... Jack
Imelda Staunton ... Janet
Stuart McQuarrie Stuart McQuarrie ... Tom's Colleague
Eileen Davies ... Mourner
Mary Jo Randle Mary Jo Randle ... Mourner
Ben Roberts Ben Roberts ... Mourner
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Storyline

A married couple who have managed to remain blissfully happy into their autumn years, are surrounded over the course of the four seasons of one average year by friends, colleagues, and family who all seem to suffer some degree of unhappiness. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Medan åren går See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£355,626 (United Kingdom), 7 November 2010, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$111,869, 2 January 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,205,706

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,722,766
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

To simulate the four seasons of a year, cinematographer Dick Pope used four different film stocks, and much attention was paid to details in the props so that the passage of time would appear believable. See more »

Goofs

One of Mary's outlays on her troublesome car was for a new carburettor, but the vehicle in the film had fuel injection. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tanya: So how long's this been going on for?
Janet: I don't know.
Tanya: A few weeks?
Janet: A long time.
Tanya: A year?
Janet: I Suppose so.
Tanya: A whole year? You've taken your time to come and see me, haven't you?
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Featured in The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011) See more »

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Written by Elvis Presley & Otis Blackwell
Used by kind permission of Carlin Music Corp & EMI Publishing
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Four Seasons and a Funeral
25 November 2010 | by davidgeeSee all my reviews

A strange and sad little film beautifully acted by its ensemble cast. Lesley Manville's agonised performance as Mary, aching with envy at the solidity and comfort of her best friend's solid marriage, must be a shoo-in for awards next year, but Ruth Sheen is also 100% believable as the endlessly patient, almost 'saintly' Gerri. Jim Broadbent's Tom teeters on the verge of hamminess, allowing Peter Wight to steal the male acting honours as Ken, another lonely and alcoholic divorcée.

After a sad Spring and a prickly Summer, Autumn brings romance to Tom and Gerri's bachelor son and Winter brings a funeral (not the one we've been dreading). Anchored by the couple's devotion to their allotment, Mike Leigh gives us a film about the seasons in our lives as well as in our vegetable patches. In life, as in the garden, some things flourish and blossom while others wither and decay.

Often humorous but mostly achingly sad, this is a very fine film about the Ordinary Lives of Ordinary People. Not to be missed.


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