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The Messenger (2015)

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Jack, a tortured soul, spends his days grudgingly seeing and speaking to the dead, helping deliver their messages to the loved ones left behind while trying to seek some respite from his tormented past and present.

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Credited cast:
Robert Sheehan ... Jack
Joely Richardson ... Psychiatrist
Tamzin Merchant ... Sarah
David O'Hara ... DCI Keane
Lily Cole ... Emma
Andrew Tiernan ... Father
Jack Fox ... Mark
Hugh Simon ... Vicar
Imogen King ... Young Emma
Alex Wyndham ... Martin
Deirdre O'Kane ... Mum
Rhys Connah ... Young Jack
Ali Cook ... Geoff
Leo Woodruff ... Jumping man
Brian Woodward ... PC
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We all want to believe in life after death and imagine loved ones looking over us, feel their presence in a draft of air, or the faint essence of a familiar smell. It's what we crave, knowing they wait for us. But Jack isn't waiting - they won't leave him alone. Some might call Jack a troubled soul, at odds with the world, unable to conform. If you saw him in the pub - disheveled and drunk, talking to himself - you'd stay well away, think he was disturbed somehow, crazy. But Jack has a sharp mind and a razor wit. It's not that he doesn't want to live a normal life, he can't. They won't let him. Written by Anonymous

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Tamzin Merchant, Joely Richardson, Robert Sheehan and David O'Hara have all appeared in the T.V. show, The Tudors. See more »

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24 September 2015 | by drifter-123See all my reviews

Jack, played by Robert Sheehan, is a medium, of a scruffy, unkempt, variety. Jack's abilities have not made him rich or famous. Instead, Jack is marginalized by society and in an real sense, condemned by his talent. Jack leads a life of dispossession and isolation.

This film, in large part, takes place inside Jacks head. The plot builds ever so subtly and there are segues that make you question what exactly is taking place. The question of who and what Jack is, is as much a mystery as the unfolding story of a murdered journalist. Is Jack in fact in possession of supernatural abilities that let him talk to the murdered reporter or is he, more plausibly, mentally ill?


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