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Been So Long (2018)

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A dedicated single mother who, on an unusual night on the town, is charmed by a handsome yet troubled stranger.


Tinge Krishnan


Che Walker (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michaela Coel ... Simone
Mya Lewis Mya Lewis ... Mandy
Arinzé Kene ... Raymond
George MacKay ... Gil
Jo Martin ... Vivienne
Oliver Yhap Oliver Yhap ... Ben
Sam Swann Sam Swann ... Electronic Tag Man
Clare Perkins Clare Perkins ... Snowqueen
Jamila Martin-Wingett ... Aravind (as Jamila Wingett)
Ronke Adekoluejo ... Yvonne
Tom Forbes ... Conrad Styron
Rakie Ayola ... Martina
Luke Norris ... Barney
Frieda Thiel ... Makeda
Sophia La Porta ... Willesden


A dedicated single mother who, on an unusual night on the town, is charmed by a handsome yet troubled stranger.

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netflix | camden | unrequited love | See All (3) »


Drama | Musical | Romance


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Simone: Sexy ankle bracelet!
Raymond: Yeah, it's one of those new, uh... smartwatches.
Simone: That is *exactly* something my daughter would say.
Raymond: I'll take that as a compliment.
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This Fire Ain't Going Out
Written by [Arthur Darvill and Che Walker]
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Don't get your expectations high
22 October 2020 | by arnovo-33000See all my reviews

I was quite disappointed with this movie. I love Michaela Cole's work because it's always so "straight to the point" and true but this... I get it is a musical, but the music is what makes the movie boring. The plot is good but not well developed and there are way too many stories happening at the same time. Also, all those stories make no sense and it's hard to find a guiding line that connects all those characters. However it's beautifully performed and shot. The actors are fabulous and I'm sure if this was on a stage in any theathre I would've loved everything from beginning to end. But the fact it is a film, it fails on passing to the viewers the emotion of the characters or the place where those feelings and actions come from. I had to watch it in "instalments" so I wouldn't lose focus and actually appreciate the story. It isn't a waste of time to watch if, like me, you pay attention to the performances, storyline or scenery and believe a bad story well performed is better than a great story underperformed.

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26 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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