45 Years Tuesday, 07 April 2020

45 Years

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Coarse language and sex scene.

  • The pitch:

    Feels like 45 minutes.

  • Starring:

    Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells, David Sibley

  • Directed by:

    Andrew Haigh

  • Running time:

    95 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Battle of Trafalgar, [Admiral Lord] Nelson killed, Bay of Pigs [invasion], hammering a nail into your hand, "kill themselves with disappointment", fascist, Nazi mentioned. Arguing. Blood/gore: Wound-dressing, bandage. Stories of body being found, hiking accident, slicing finger, screaming, bypass [surgery] mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    A couple has bedroom sex. Kissing, undressing. Man in underwear, people in nightwear, low-cut gowns. Woman in bath (no nudity). Flirting mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (wine, champagne, spirits). A woman takes an unknown prescription pill. Cabinet of prescription medicine seen. Smoking (cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-word, bloody, bastard. Name-calling. Religious exclamations. Hooker mentioned.

  • THEMES:

    Marriage, anniversaries, ageing, the past, jealousy, doubt, understanding, sensibility, keepsakes, memories, parties, childlessness, resentment, fear.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Dead girlfriend, dead mother, divorce mentioned. Dogs. Vomiting (off-screen). From the book In Another Country by David Constantine.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Elegant, empathetic, simple, stunning, suspenseful, intelligent, moving, commanding, contemplative, moving, shattering, shivery, lingering, brilliant, eerie, restrained, thoughtful, involving, delicate, absorbing, poignant, assured, compassionate, subtle, sophisticated, polished. Superb/powerful/wonderful/understated lead performances, smart casting, modest pacing, careful storytelling, believable pillow talk, expressionist landscapes, rich lensing.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    This won't reach the broad audience it deserves.

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