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Connect (2019)

In a small town in Scotland, a young man must overcome his depression and the voice that haunts him daily. From a cliff top, a man in a hoody leaps to his death.


Marilyn Edmond


Marilyn Edmond




Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Guthrie ... Brian
Siobhan Reilly ... Sam
Stephen McCole ... Jeff
Sara Vickers ... Debbie
Conor McCarron Conor McCarron ... Eric
Cameron Fulton ... Gavin
Jennifer Black Jennifer Black ... Maureen
Thomas Wilson Thomas Wilson ... Oliver
Dolina MacLennan Dolina MacLennan ... Rose
Peter Kelly Peter Kelly ... Arthur
Kenneth Grant Ainslie Kenneth Grant Ainslie ... Calum
Harrison Nicholls Harrison Nicholls ... Jake
Neil Leiper Neil Leiper ... Simon
Simon Weir ... Stevie Sparkles
John McColl John McColl ... Jim


Brian (Kevin Guthrie) is a young man struggling with his mental health. Outwardly, he keeps calm, goes to work and carries on, and nobody talks about the loss. He never feels that it's possible to share his feelings, until care home owner Jeff (Stephen McCole) becomes a source of support. A flirtation with single mother Sam (Siobhan Reilly) could be a reason to choose life. Moments of optimism clash with dark despair in a strikingly filmed tale shot in North Berwick. Suicide among young men is a major issue in Scotland. Connect is an ambitious attempt to confront the issue in a heartfelt drama.

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Doesn't really connect, but a worthy effort
26 November 2019 | by spewy29167See all my reviews

It's a film it's hard to dislike, set in a beautiful part of Scotland, with solid direction, and music and about very important subject material.

It would have been better to have gone the extra mile and really dig much deeper into the causes, feelings of and symptoms of depression. It seems the protagonist wants to off himself at everthing that doesn't go perfectly in his life.

The film is also structured in a very sober and boring manner with awkward pauses which somewhat seems like it's a bit of a soap opera, ready for TV and not really a big screen work.

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25 October 2019 (UK) See more »

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Gullane, Scotland, UK See more »


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