The Carer

The Carer

The Carer

Feel-good comedy-drama about the unlikely relationship between a cantankerous actor (British acting royalty Brian Cox) and his Hungarian caregiver (newcomer Coco König).

Dorottya (König) is an aspiring Hungarian actress who has one burning desire: to make it on the English stage. Legendary actor Sir Michael Gifford (Cox) is suffering from an incurable disease, and also has one desire: to be left alone. When Dorottya becomes his carer, they both try to find a way to help each other.

2014Rating: M, Offensive language88 minsUK
Drama

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The Carer / Reviews

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

It's funny, unexpected and profoundly moving.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

János Edelényi’s The Carer brings nothing to the party apart from the kind of clenched, eyelid-twitching grin of enforced affability that quickly loses any charm it ever had.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Cox carries it off with wit and flair; König is rather good too, and the screenplay has many witty touches.

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Stuff

Stuff

Brian Cox is at his bellicose best in this low-key drama.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The film mainly rests on Cox’s shoulders, and he has one of his best roles as the maddeningly self-absorbed but shrewdly observant actor.

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Herald Sun

Herald Sun

The Carer actually turns out to be better than most iterations of this hoary old set-up. It is all because there is some lasting fizz to the two effervescent lead performances on display here.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Cox will always be watchable, and goes for it here, but the film's makers seem not to know the potential of their own film.

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