To Olivia

To Olivia

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Two-time Emmy nominee Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) is legendary author Roald Dahl starring alongside Keeley Hawes (It's a Sin) as actress Patricia Neal in this British drama. Based on the novel An Unquiet Life by Stephen Michael Shearer. More

It’s 1962 and Roald Dahl (Bonneville), an eccentric, burgeoning children’s author and his wife, Patricia Neal (Hawes), a glamourous Hollywood movie star, have retreated to the English countryside to bring up their expanding young family. Tragically, their lives are turned upside down by the devastating death of their daughter Olivia and as the couple struggle through the unimaginable loss, their shared grief becomes a source of redemption and strength which changes their lives forever. Set between New York, England and Los Angeles, chronicles Dahl's struggles while writing some of his most famous works and Neal's return to acting and winning an Oscar.

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2021Rating: M, Offensive language99 minsUK
Drama

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To Olivia | Reviews

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Decently acted but syrupy, glib drama...

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

Fails on its own terms, because everything it's saying about the Dahls' recovery... rests on a blatant manipulation of the biographical truth.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

With a first-base script and a reliance on overly familiar beats, this sometimes skims the surface...

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The Irish Times

The Irish Times

John Hay's film just about gets by on committed performances and dusty rural ambience.

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Independent

Independent

True, grief is universal – but To Olivia never embraces the fact that stories draw their power from specificity. It’s what makes them feel real.

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Financial Times

Financial Times

To its credit, the film finds a note of something stark for the tragedy.

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To Olivia | Release Details

To Olivia is now playing in 4 cinemas in New Zealand.