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Blackbird (2019)

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A terminally ill mother arranges to bring her family together one last time before she dies. A remake of the 2014 Danish film 'Silent Heart'.

Director:

Roger Michell

Writer:

Christian Torpe
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Credited cast:
Kate Winslet ... Jennifer
Mia Wasikowska ... Anna
Sam Neill ... Paul
Susan Sarandon ... Lily
Rainn Wilson ... Michael
Bex Taylor-Klaus ... Chris
Lindsay Duncan ... Liz
Anson Boon ... Jonathan
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A terminally ill mother arranges to bring her family together one last time before she dies. A remake of the 2014 Danish film 'Silent Heart'.

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Drama

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Rated R for language, some drug use and brief sexual material | See all certifications »

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Diane Keaton was in initial negotiations to star, but Susan Sarandon was eventually cast. See more »

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Lily: [after dropping her glass of wine] Well you know it's time when you need to start drinking Chablis from a paper cup.
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We've seen this before
18 September 2020 | by cruzarts-73946See all my reviews

Overprivileged White family with bickering siblings and a dying mom: there is little that is new with this. A remake of SENSE & SENSIBILITY can't be far behind.

Susan Sarandon brings nothing new, which is expected and still disappointing. Even surrounded by a shockingly top-drawer cast, Sarandon manages to keep this from punching its way out of its genre.

As expected, Sam Neill, Kate Winslet and Lindsay Duncan deliver top-flight performances without leaving newer actors in the dust. They are generous co-stars.

Glad I saw this once, but I doubt I'll revisit it as I've done with other "fatality of the week" films. The upside: this film addresses the right of a terminally ill person to chart their course with dignity.


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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

West Sussex, England, UK

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$771,269
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