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Common (2014)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 6 July 2014
Jimmy McGovern's gritty drama stars Nico Mirallegro as guileless seventeen-year-old Johnjo O'Shea, who goes from innocent bystander to accessory to premeditated murder after giving a few friends a lift.

Director:

David Blair

Writers:

Jimmy McGovern (script), Jimmy McGovern
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1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Nico Mirallegro ... Johnjo O'Shea (as Nico Mirrallegro)
Philip Hill-Pearson ... Tony (as Philip Hill Pearson)
Andrew Ellis Andrew Ellis ... Kieran Gillespie
Jack McMullen ... Colin McCabe (as Jack McMullan)
Jodhi May ... Coleen O'Shea
Andrew Tiernan ... Peter O'Shea
Ben Smith Ben Smith ... Patrick O'Shea
Finn Atkins ... Karen O'Shea
Robert Pugh ... DI Hastings
Susan Lynch ... Margaret Ward
Daniel Mays ... Tommy Ward
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Liam Ainsworth Liam Ainsworth ... Albie Flanagan
Mark Chatterton Mark Chatterton ... Hugo's Solicitor
Marie Critchley ... Magistrate
Louise Delamere ... DC Jane Pearson
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Jimmy McGovern's gritty drama stars Nico Mirallegro as guileless seventeen-year-old Johnjo O'Shea, who goes from innocent bystander to accessory to premeditated murder after giving a few friends a lift.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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The voice on the soundtrack is that of legendary singer and songwriter Robert Wyatt. See more »

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Worth the time.

While lacking some back story and giving a few "where did that come from?" moments, overall "Common" is a consuming piece of drama. I was sucked in the moment I started watching. The moral and legal implications of the actions portrayed brings several issues to the fore. However, some of the video clips at the very end are, in my opinion, preachy. They could take away from the viewer's ability to make up their own mind about the law as it stands.

Still, as a production, the direction was confident, the cinematography was sublime and the acting, especially that of the two female leads was nothing less than award-worthy.

Highly recommended.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Afta pou mas enonoun See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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