Another Year

Another Year

Another Year

British drama from veteran director Mike Leigh (Happy-Go-Lucky, Secrets & Lies) with Jim Broadbent (The Young Victoria), Ruth Sheen (Vera Drake) and Lesley Manville (All or Nothing).

In Leigh's wry, observational style, the story follows Broadbent and Sheen as a married couple in North London who remain blissfully happy well into their autumn years. Over the course of four seasons, they are visited by friends, colleagues, and family who all seem to suffer some degree of unhappiness.

2010Rating: M, contains offensive language129 minsUK
Drama
Director:
Mike Leigh ('Happy-Go-Lucky', 'Vera Drake', 'All or Nothing', 'Topsy-Turvy', 'Career Girls', 'Secrets & Lies', 'Naked')
Writer:
Mike Leigh
Cast:
Jim BroadbentLesley ManvilleRuth SheenOliver MaltmanPeter WightDavid BradleyMartin SavageKarina FernandezImelda Staunton
36%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

North London-set drama about an interconnected set of family and friends is almost about nothing at all, and yet it gently juxtaposes the big issues of everyday life: loneliness and love, selfishness and kindness, birth and death. Arguably Leigh's tautest, most likable effort since "Secrets and Lies"...

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Total Film

Total Film

press

Leigh’s take on life’s rich tapestry – its smiles, its frowns, its ups and downs – is second nature to us now. Yet he’s still made Another funny, perceptive, moving human drama.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Another intimate ensemble drama about ordinary people – with richly rewarding results.

5.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Leigh's Another Year is like a long, purifying soak in empathy.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Acutely observed but gloomy and lacking narrative, it tells of 12 months in the life of a decent but dull suburban couple and their friends, most of whom you would go out of your way to avoid at a party.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Measured in pace, yet thoroughly gripping and completely accessible. The title soft-sells the picture, but it's among the best of this or any year. And Manville should clear some shelf space for well-deserved awards.

5.0
0

depressing & boring

Two hours of nothing happening. Shortland Street for the alternative scene and the delight for the manic depressive.

1.0
0

Good watch

Human relationships with a family or socially are important for a happy life. Being alone will give a different perspective on the world. Very good human interest story

5.0
0

Fabulous

Saw this at the International Film Festival. Excellent script, acting, and directing make for an enchanting couple of hours. It's so naturalistic that it almost feels like a fly-on-the-wall documentary. Tragic and hilarious and very moving.

5.0
0

Not a Comedy-Drama

Although excellent of its type this film was not a Comedy-Drama as reviewed. It was pure pathos - people leading lives of quiet desperation - wonderful acting.

4.0
0

Nothing Happens

nothing happens in the movie what so ever, i guess it wasnt my cup of tea, but there seemed to be no plot or storyline, it was like this guy filmed this family for a whole year to see who came and went, and there was not a lot of coming and going.

2.0
0

Leigh's Film defeated Quake

I was watching Another Year in the Hollywood Cinema at Sumner, one of the few open in Christchurch after our series of quakes and aftershocks. We had a nasty jolt (3.7) but nobody in the audience left. They were determined to see the end of the film. How's that for the power of good acting?

0
Variety

Variety

press

North London-set drama about an interconnected set of family and friends is almost about nothing at all, and yet it gently juxtaposes the big issues of everyday life: loneliness and love, selfishness and kindness, birth and death. Arguably Leigh's tautest, most likable effort since "Secrets and Lies"...

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Leigh’s take on life’s rich tapestry – its smiles, its frowns, its ups and downs – is second nature to us now. Yet he’s still made Another funny, perceptive, moving human drama.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Another intimate ensemble drama about ordinary people – with richly rewarding results.

5.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Leigh's Another Year is like a long, purifying soak in empathy.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Acutely observed but gloomy and lacking narrative, it tells of 12 months in the life of a decent but dull suburban couple and their friends, most of whom you would go out of your way to avoid at a party.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Measured in pace, yet thoroughly gripping and completely accessible. The title soft-sells the picture, but it's among the best of this or any year. And Manville should clear some shelf space for well-deserved awards.

5.0
0

depressing & boring

Two hours of nothing happening. Shortland Street for the alternative scene and the delight for the manic depressive.

1.0
0

Good watch

Human relationships with a family or socially are important for a happy life. Being alone will give a different perspective on the world. Very good human interest story

5.0
0

Fabulous

Saw this at the International Film Festival. Excellent script, acting, and directing make for an enchanting couple of hours. It's so naturalistic that it almost feels like a fly-on-the-wall documentary. Tragic and hilarious and very moving.

5.0
0

Not a Comedy-Drama

Although excellent of its type this film was not a Comedy-Drama as reviewed. It was pure pathos - people leading lives of quiet desperation - wonderful acting.

4.0
0

Nothing Happens

nothing happens in the movie what so ever, i guess it wasnt my cup of tea, but there seemed to be no plot or storyline, it was like this guy filmed this family for a whole year to see who came and went, and there was not a lot of coming and going.

2.0
0

Leigh's Film defeated Quake

I was watching Another Year in the Hollywood Cinema at Sumner, one of the few open in Christchurch after our series of quakes and aftershocks. We had a nasty jolt (3.7) but nobody in the audience left. They were determined to see the end of the film. How's that for the power of good acting?

0