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Ordinary Love (2019)

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Releases February 14, 2020
An extraordinary look at the lives of a middle-aged couple in the midst of the wife's breast cancer diagnosis.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Liam Neeson ... Tom
Lesley Manville ... Joan
Amit Shah ... Steve
David Wilmot ... Peter
Maggie Cronin ... Glamorous Woman
Lalor Roddy ... Smoking Man
Melanie Clark Pullen Melanie Clark Pullen ... Doctor
Geraldine McAlinden ... Surgeon
Vivien Monory ... Anxious Woman
Esh Alladi ... GP
Stella McCusker Stella McCusker ... Elderly Woman
Fo Cullen ... Saleswoman
Desmond Edwards ... Aggressive Man
Mary Lindsay ... Woman #1
Corey Millar Corey Millar ... Carriageway Cyclist
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Joan and Tom have been married for many years. There is an ease to their relationship which only comes from spending a life time together and a depth of love which expresses itself through tenderness and humour in equal part. When Joan is unexpectedly diagnosed with breast cancer, the course of her treatment shines a light on their relationship as they are faced with the challenges that lie ahead and the prospect of what might happen if something were to happen to Joan. ORDINARY LOVE is a story about love, survival and the epic questions life throws at each and every one of us.

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cancer | middle aged couple | See All (2) »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for brief sexuality/nudity. | See all certifications »

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2020 (USA) See more »

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$257,521
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Joan: You know, when this all started I though that, if I made it through, the experience would somehow change me. I don't think it has. I don't think I want it to.
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Mundane, turbulent, beautiful.
17 December 2019 | by Pjtaylor-96-138044See all my reviews

'Ordinary Love (2019)' is exactly what it says on the tin: a portrait of mundane, turbulent, beautiful love. It charts the journey of a couple moving through tough times and is as thoughtful and nuanced as you'd hope. Its story is rather straightforward (it's pretty much exactly what you'd expect), but it delivers what it needs to and feels all the more 'real' because of it. The focus of the film is something that isn't actually explored all that often and it's great to see it portrayed so sensitively here. The picture's grounded, non-'romanticised' romance is brilliant, too. It feels as close to 'real' as possible, an honest and moving exploration of love that never seems heightened or false. The two stars deliver the goods in their subtle, harder-than-you-may-expect roles, coming together as a compelling pair of, essentially, 'real people'. They have flaws and they argue but they also have an undeniable connection. When this is exploited, it's really heart-warming. When it comes down to it, though, the flick just isn't all that exciting or, perhaps, impactful. It's engaging enough and never even close to boring, but it doesn't quite hit home as hard as it ought to. It's good, don't get me wrong. I can't quite put into words what it is that it is, for me, missing. I guess I'll say it like this: it's good, but it's not great. 6/10


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