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After The Storm
Performed by Mumford & Sons
Written by Ben Lovett (as Benjamin Walter David Lovett), Ted Dwane (as Edward James Milton Dwane), Marcus Mumford (as Marcus Oliver Johnstone Mumford) and 'Country' Winston Marshall (as Winston Aubrey Aladar Marshall)
Publishing Courtesy of Universal Music Publishing Group
Used Courtesy of Glassnote Records
Under license from Universal Music Canada Inc. See more »
superb movie made with sensitivity
what a pleasure it was to view this movie. i picked it as the best of a bad bunch to go and see on a rainy day. what a great and pleasant surprise to sit through such a thoughtful and well made movie. a brilliant script delivered by two great lead actors who were supported by a very strong cast. it is such a long time that i have been moved to tears by a performance and an even longer time that i have found a movie to be totally believable due to the actors work.
the simple plot was well developed and allowed for some unexpected twists and pleasant surprises along with some intense moments of personal angst.
well done to the actors and makers of this hidden gem.
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