Johanna Parry, a quiet caregiver, starts a new job working for an elderly Mr. McCauley and his teenage granddaughter Sabitha. A cruel trick by Sabitha lands Johanna in an awkward one-way relationship with Ken, Sabitha's estranged father but her newfound ambition and desire gives her courage to transform her awkward doom into real contentment.Written by
Based on the 2001 short story "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage" by Nobel Prize winning author Alice Munro. See more »
When Johanna sees the old furniture for the first time, it was shown to be covered in dust but it was clearly freshly spread sand. See more »
[Johanna sniffs the bed and see's that Mrs. Willets needs a change]
I'd like to wear my blue dress.
[Johanna returns to find Mrs. Willets not alive, Johanna then irons and helps Mrs. Willets body into the blue dress]
[Johanna then phones the police]
Hi. Yes. I'd like to report a death. Yes, Ma'am. No, Um - I don't know. She's very old. I take care of her. No, I work here. Yes, Ma'am.
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Written by Gordon Forest Nance
Performed by Gordon Nance
Published by AudioSparx
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A sad romantic film
This film tells the story of a lonely woman who works as a live in carer for elderly people. She falls in love with a man after a cruel trick player on her.
"Hateship Loveship" borders on being a romantic comedy, but it's more bitter than sweet. Johanna is a caring and loving woman, and yet she is at the receiving end of a very cruel joke. She gets much of my sympathy, even though she hangs on to the man despite the man's numerous shortcomings. The way she is treated by the man is truly despicable and shocking, yet she hangs on for the wrong reason. It's quite a tragedy that makes me heart heavy. I think Johanna's robotic appearance is due to her working as a carer since teenage, and as she says, it's the only world she knows. She doesn't know what love and affection is, which makes me even more angry at the way she got exploited.
It's a sad romantic film, which is not a usual combination. I enjoyed watching it.
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