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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

Writers:

Christian Torpe (screenplay by), Christian Torpe (based on 'Silent Heart' written by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sam Neill ... Paul
Susan Sarandon ... Lily
Anson Boon ... Jonathan
Kate Winslet ... Jennifer
Rainn Wilson ... Michael
Lindsay Duncan ... Liz
Bex Taylor-Klaus ... Chris
Mia Wasikowska ... Anna
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Storyline

Lily is dying and by the end of this weekend, she'll be dead. She suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and is planning to pursue euthanasia with the help of her husband Paul and invites her family and her longtime best friend Liz to the house so they can spend her final days together. But there's tension between her daughters, the uptight Jennifer and the wayward Anna, and it threatens to destroy her perfectly laid-out plan. Written by The Guardian

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Susan Sarandon played a terminally ill mother preparing her children, ex-husband and his new fiancé before her death, in Stepmom (1998) with Julia Roberts and Ed Harris. See more »

Quotes

Anna: Mom, what do you want to do?
Lily: I think a walk sounds like a nice idea. Then tonight, just to keep you on your toes, if it's all right with everyone, I'd like to celebrate Christmas. I mean, it's so much better than boring old Thanksgiving, right?
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Remake of Silent Heart (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Me
Written by Felix Cartal (as Taelor Deitcher), Lights (as Lights Valerie Anne Poxleitner)
Performed by Felix Cartal, Lights
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada (SOCAN)
Courtesy of Physical Presents
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Coulda, woulda, shoulda...been better
18 December 2020 | by elishawin2005See all my reviews

Do you remember Susan Sarandon in the movie Stepmom with Julia Roberts? After all these years I still tear up during certain scenes. That never happened here. Not even almost! I actually think I dosed off for a minute somewhere in the middle of it. It felt like they just had to fill in some open space just to finally get to the departure. I wouldn't watch it again and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone else.


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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

West Sussex, England, UK

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$858,227
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