Displaying items by tag: romance Sunday, 21 July 2019

Call Me By Your Name (2017)

Published in C
Thursday, 07 December 2017 22:16
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  • Rating

    M: Sex scenes, nudity and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Truly special.

  • Starring

    Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel, Victoire Du Bois, Vanda Capriolo, Antonio Rimoldi

  • Directed by

    Luca Guadagnino

  • Running time

    132 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    (None): The Battle of the Piave River, World War I mentioned. Blood/gore: Nosebleed, bloody cloth. Grazed side (from unseen bicycle accident).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scenes (m-f/m-m). Oral sex (m-f/m-m). A man masturbates with a piece of fruit. A man wipes ejaculate from his chest. Erection visible beneath jeans. Kissing, caressing, flirting, undressing, crotch-grabbing, hand-holding. Nude men (genitals obscured), topless female, woman in underwear, people in swimwear, shirtless men, cleavage. Nude male statues.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, wine, beer, shots, champagne; intoxication). Smoking. Gambling (cards).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words. Name-calling (arrogant, mad, a**hole, a pain, traitor, ridiculous, etc). Religious references and exclamations (oh my God, etc).

  • THEMES

    Love, research assistants, family, relationships, 1980s Italy, piano, archeology, art history, music, reading, swimming, cycling, coming-of-age, attraction, sexuality, self-discovery, summer.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dying fish. Toilet, urination, vomiting. Waterfall. Brief Italian and French languages (subtitles). Based on the novel by André Aciman.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Superb, major, touching, masterful, rich, deep, insightful, sensual, moving, unforgettable, steamy, powerful, aching, beautiful, personal, ravishing, transcendent, seductive, immaculate, lingering, sentimental, swooning, voluptuous, triumphant, intoxicating, sexy, disarming, exquisite, human. Palpable chemistry between leads, excellent cast, breathtaking/incredible performances, tasteful sex scenes, lustrous/sun-bathed locations, mesmerising/magnificent final shot, outstanding production design, glorious/perfect score; one of the best exchanges between father and son in the history of cinema.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

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Three Summers (2017)

Published in T
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 11:20
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Australia in a tent.

  • Starring

    Nichola Balestri, Nicholas Boshier, Kate Box, Caroline Brazier, Rebecca Breeds, Michael Caton, Adriane Daff, Mahesh Jadu, Amay Jain, Damon Lockwood, Sam Longley, Deborah Mailman, Jacqueline McKenzie, Peter Rowsthorn

  • Directed by

    Ben Elton

  • Running time

    102 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man punches another man. A woman pushes her daughter away. A security guard bends a man's arm behind his back. Small equipment explosion (smoke/loud bang). A youth wears an ankle monitor. Men argue about racial differences. A mobile phone is stolen. A man is belittled in front of a large crowd. Mobile bomb factory, white supremacists, Hitler, beat your wife, ethnic cleansing, oppressed freedom, imprisoned without trial mentioned. References to white invasion, the stolen generation, occupied country, asylum seekers, refugees, detention centres.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in bed after one-night stand. Married couples in bed together (post-sex implied). Kissing, flirting, crotch-adjusting. A man tries to force a woman to kiss him. Nude man (genitals mostly obscured), shirtless men, skimpy clothing, cleavage. Song lyrics mention sexual politics, rape, castration, tampons. Tinder, Grindr, hooking up, nude calendar, root mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, hip flask). AA meetings, alcoholism discussed, pub setting. Recovering alcoholics, smoke some crack, stoners, binge drinking mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    A handful of f-words, s-words, a-words, bloody, crap, p*ss, d*ck, balls. Name-calling (b*tch, d*ckhead, whitefellas, blackfellas, pretentious twat, white boy, crazy idiots, bloody fool, bloody idiot, thief, racist, bum-fluff hipster, prick-teasing b*tch, sick lonely old man, etc). Religious exclamations (Jesus, heaven, oh God, hell, etc). Comic references to f-word (folking, folked up, etc).

  • THEMES

    Folk music, festivals, father-daughter relationships, regional radio, camping holidays, indigenous issues, refugees, multiculturalism, security, audition, music, instruments, talent, success, selfies, the theremin, culture, dog washing, alcoholic fathers.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead wife/grandmother mentioned. Dead wife/mother (car crash), estranged wife/mother mentioned. Church setting. Dog. Thunder. Instruments made with bone, gut and animal skin mentioned. Kangaroo skin coat worn. Fart mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Breezy, inoffensive. Diverse characters, great cast.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Safe, bloated, messy, over-plotted, ham-fisted, outdated, disposable, unfunny, weightless, disappointing. Clumsy/sanctimonious/clunky dialogue, predictable/bland central romance, transparent politics.

Maudie (2017)

Published in M
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 11:33
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Maud Lewis's life, framed.

  • Starring

    Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett, Zachary Bennett, Gabrielle Rose, Billy MacLellan

  • Directed by

    Aisling Walsh

  • Running time

    115 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man slaps a woman. A woman catches a chicken and places its head upon a chopping block/woman tells man that she killed the chicken in the soup he eats. Stories heard of a deformed baby dying shortly after birth, a baby being sold, a baby being buried. A man bangs his fist on a shop counter. A man throws a woman's treasured possessions on the floor. Shouting, arguing. Blood/gore: An unwell patient dies peacefully in a hospital bed. A woman experiences difficulty breathing, walking, etc. An elderly woman has an oxygen tank beside her. Patient on hospital gurney. Emphysema, arthritis mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in bed together (sex implied). Sex before marriage discussed.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking (cigarettes; frequent). A woman holds a bottle of (assumed) alcohol while at a bar/club. A woman appears to be intoxicated.

  • LANGUAGE

    (None): A-words. Name-calling (idiot, cripple, lazy-ass, princess, stupid, know-it-all, love slave, silly, etc). Religious exclamtion (lordy). A man frequently compares a woman to a dog/animals.

  • THEMES

    Maud Lewis, Everett Lewis, painting, art, juvenile arthritis, marriage, brother-sister relationships, cranky aunts, love, emphysema, disability, happiness, housekeeping, outcasts, eccentrics, family secrets.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead wife. Dead baby discussed. Orphanage, hospital, wedding settings. Dogs, horses, chickens, cat, dead fish, buzzing insects, flock of birds. Spitting. Based on a true story. Real-life footage of Maud and Everett Lewis before end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Touching, cheering, convincing, intimate, sympathetic, observant, small, claustrophobic, romantic, modest, affecting, absorbing, lovely. Stellar/warm/persuasive/big-hearted/captivating/splendid/bruised/sweet/powerful/exquisite performance by Sally Hawkins, precise/sympathetic performance by Ethan Hawke, evocative location cinematography, meticulous production design, elegiac/charming/folk-music score, fascinating character study.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, uneven. Ethan Hawke isn't entirely believable as Everett Lewis, score is cloying/emotional at times, feels a little flat, too sentimental/saccharine at times, romance plot overshadows artistic awakening plot.

Paris Can Wait (2016)

Published in P
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 02:52
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and occasional coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Don't rush.

  • Starring

    Diane Lane, Alec Baldwin, Arnaud Viard, Elise Tielrooy

  • Directed by

    Eleanor Coppola

  • Running time

    92 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), NR (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    (None): Mention of deceased father from implied cancer (died at 56/"smoked two packs of Camels every day"). Reference to child deceased at 39 days old from heart defect ("I thought I would die"). Reference to brother's death by suicide. Dining described as "the best time of year to eat young animals". Discussion of how snails are cooked alive/purged before cooking; child eating snail off floor. Reckless/bad driving. Bribery. Reference to the Third Crusade. Blood/gore: Meat on display in butcher shop including dead whole chickens, fish, cuts of meat. Story told about Mary Magdalene's bones residing beneath an altar.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Implied sex: a woman wearing only a towel kisses a man leaving her hotel room/a man straightens his clothes while exiting a bedroom. Kissing, flirting. Nude woman in painting (Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe by Manet). A woman removes her hosiery from beneath her skirt. Breast-shaped dessert. Infidelity insinuated. References to cheating, marital problems, seduction, French attitudes toward marriage and fidelity. Joke about older woman with younger man.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine). Smoking (cigarettes). Drops administered for ear ache. Drinking champagne out of shoe, cider mentioned. References to pack of pills, drug-taking (stoner roommates).

  • LANGUAGE

    Merde, b*tches. Name-calling (Pop Tarts, crème brûlée, jerk). Religious references and exclamations (for Christ's sake, where the hell, Christ, god, damn, dammit).

  • THEMES

    Marriage, Hollywood producers, road trips, Cannes Film Festival, France, photography, flirting, friends, French cuisine, ear ache.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead husband, dead child, estranged husband, dead brother mentioned. Some French language with no subtitles. Also known as Bonjour Anne.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Sexy, joyful, personal, warm, satisfying, charming, lighthearted, buoyant. Seductive chemistry between leads, delectably sumptuous images of mouth-watering cuisine, touching moments, gorgeous/photogenic locations, smart acting; Diane Lane is sublime.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Thin, weightless, slight, endless, tedious, elitist, insufferable, indulgent. Lacking in plot/characterisation.

Their Finest (2016)

Published in T
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 00:58
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, sex scene and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    She's mustard.

  • Starring

    Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Paul Ritter, Rachael Stirling, Richard E. Grant, Henry Goodman, Jake Lacy, Jeremy Irons, Eddie Marsan, Helen McCrory

  • Directed by

    Lone Scherfig

  • Running time

    117 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man is crushed beneath scaffolding, a woman's home is destroyed in a raid. Bombing raids (blasts heard, falling debris, smoke, mass property damage, burning objects, deaths). Military soldiers, aircraft, vehicles, ships (some theatrical). Workers produce bullets in a propoganda war film, swastikas seen. Film scenes show people being shot/dying from injuries. Yelling/arguing. Getting bombed, bombing, shelling, strafing, Dunkirk, the Blitz, Hitler, parachute bomb mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (bloodied/burned). Bloody clothing, head. A man identifies his friend/colleague's corpse. Morgue full of bodies under sheets on tables. Hospital setting (patients in hospital beds, IV drips). Dead sheep's head (dog food). Slash on the bicep, leaking spleen, hundreds of thousands dead (Dunkirk) mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has bedroom sex. Kissing, hugging, flirting. Topless woman (breasts mostly obscured), shirtless men. Infidelity. Carnal knowledge, intercourse, erotic proposition mentioned. A woman tells her dog to stop licking his balls in public.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, beer, spirits, wine). Smoking (cigarettes, pipe). Pub setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, a-word, bloody. Name-calling (stooge, bully, drunk, belligerent, old maids, spy, squalid, stupid, fool, disgusting, etc). Religious exclamations (for God's sake, for Christ's sake, God bless, Jesus, ungodly, etc).

  • THEMES

    Filmmaking, propoganda war films, British cinema, World War II, screenwriting, film production, romance, infidelity, death, grief, opportunity, cinema-going, marriage, betrayal, rewrites, workplace equality, morale, actors, agents.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakup, infidelity, dead friends/brother/colleague/lover. Dead uncle, invalid wife, dead grandson, dead father, dead landlady mentioned. Dogs. Vomiting. Brief German (subtitles). Adapted from Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Charming, rousing, sentimental, warm, feminist, breezy, entertaining, heart-tugging, affecting, enjoyable, delightful, old-fashioned, infectious, crowd-pleasing. Top-notch/strong British cast, scene-stealing/wry/self-mocking performance by Bill Nighy, believable/clean/bright depiction of wartime London, handsome production design, swoon-worthy score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Contrived tragedy, hits familiar rom-com notes.

Loving (2016)

Published in L
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 23:57
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Loving conquers all.

  • Starring

    Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton, Alano Miller, Chris Greene

  • Directed by

    Jeff Nichols

  • Running time

    123 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are arrested, dragged, terrorised/victimised, hit by a car (child), threatened, almost hit by a falling object, pursued, jailed. Break-and-enter, door kicked in. Yelling, banging. Sirens in background. Threat: "I will split your head like white meat". People stand guard with shotguns (personal protection). Brick found in car wrapped in news article of court case. Mention of person being killed by a drunk driver. News footage of civil rights protest marches. Joke about being shoved out of a window by security. Blood/gore: Boy with bandages and icepack on head; mother refers to scrapes and bruises. Emptying basin of bloody water.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple seen sleeping in bed. Kissing, hugging, handholding. A policeman comments that he should put a man in a woman's cell (suggesting possible assault/abuse). Man in underwear, women in nightgowns.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, spirits, moonshine). Smoking (cigarettes). Gambling (drag racing). Crushed herbs are ingested to induce labour. Aspirin mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Racist language (n*gger, "her" people, children referred to as bastards, etc). Name-calling (dumb, country ass, damn fool, etc). Religion used to justify racism (God's law, bird analogy for why interracial marriage is unnatural, God separated the races, etc).

  • THEMES

    Richard and Mildred Loving, interracial relationships, racism, victimisation, gender inequality, prejudice, depression, justice, legitimacy of children, civil rights, banishment, pregnancy, family, legislation.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Childbirth scenes (nothing graphic). Courtroom, prison settings. Divorce mentioned. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Intelligent, human, refined, careful, controlled, moving, tasteful, polished, appealing, subtle, tactful, sensational, tender, superb, timely, timeless, restrained, gentle, modest, intimate, humble, soft-spoken. Remarkable/nuanced/quiet/powerful/thoughtful performances, beautiful cinematography, elegant screenplay, understated score, doesn't rely on genre tropes, a fitting/definitive tribute.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    A little enamoured of its subject/benign/polite/anti-climactic.

Fifty Shades Darker (2017)

Published in F
Thursday, 09 February 2017 01:52
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sex scenes.

  • The pitch

    Not punishing.

  • Starring

    Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Bella Heathcote, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Max Martini, Bruce Altman, Kim Basinger, Marcia Gay Harden

  • Directed by

    James Foley

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People held at gunpoint, slapped. Helicopter crash. A woman receives unwanted attention/touching from an intimidating man. A child is grabbed. A woman has a drink thrown in her face. Vandalised car seen. A photo of a man's face is burned with a cigarette. Sexual seduction/abuse of a young man by a trusted friend discussed. Boy expelled from schools for brawling mentioned. Blood/gore: Dead body on floor (drug overdose/seen in flashback). Bloody face/head. Bandaged wrist. Cigarette burn scars on chest.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    None: (just kidding). A couple has frequent realistic-looking sex/oral sex in the bedroom, in the shower. Kissing, undressing, breast-touching, bum-slapping, nipple-sucking, caressing, spanking, digital penetration. Objects inserted into vagina. Woman tied up (leg/arm binds). Room full of bondage gear/sex toys. Full male nudity (rear/side views), full female nudity (pubic area mostly obscured). Woman in skimpy lingerie, knickers, etc. Man in underwear, workout gear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (cocktails, wine, beer, champagne). Bar setting. Smoking. Dead crack-addicted mother/drug overdose mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words. Name-calling (ass, douchebag, ruthless, sleazy, ridiculous, sadist, mousy, etc). Religious exclamations (oh my God, Jesus Christ, go to hell, goddamn, etc).

  • THEMES

    Sex, relationships, bondage, domination, submission, sex toys, wealth, publishing, masquerade balls.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead mother (drug overdose), dead husband (car crash), girl slit her wrists mentioned. Helicopter, full moon, fireworks. Teaser trailer during end edits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fun, lip-glossed, sticky, expensive-looking, diverting, sexy, enjoyable, silly, soapy, funny, loose, light, serviceable. Great performance by Dakota Johnson, sleekly styled visuals.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Shallow, repetitive, pulseless, perfunctory, diluted, drippy, dopey, vanilla, superficial, familiar, safe, empty, laughable, dull. Harlequin-esque/nonsensical dialogue, slow-moving/boring first hour, meandering/mundane plot, baffling editing, sex scenes become voyeuristic/grating/groan-worthy, Jamie Dornan's Christian Grey is uncharismatic/unsexy, relentless female nudity but very little male nudity.

Passengers (2016)

Published in P
Tuesday, 27 December 2016 11:12
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes.

  • The pitch

    Something broken; something big.

  • Starring

    Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, Andy Garcia

  • Directed by

    Morten Tyldum

  • Running time

    116 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man contemplates suicide. Characters are punched, kicked, near-drowned, trapped in a hibernation pod (claustrophobic), poked, slapped, near-hit by falling objects, injured by flying debris, deprived of oxygen, thrown to the ground, sucked through doors, scalded, dragged. An android slams his head into a counter-top. Objects thrown, smashed, hit with tools, pushed off table, incinerated. A spaceship is hit by asteroids. Explosions, burning equipment, fireball. Yelling, arguing, screaming. Shoplifting, murder mentioned. A man say, "you kill me". Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Bloody arm, noses, hand, bandage; bleeding, coughing up blood. Object removed from skin. Injections (needles seen entering skin/blood spots on wounds). Torn skin flaps (on android). Scars, cuts. Defibrillation, resuscitation, oxygen mask. A man suffers from hibernation sickness, a woman says she is going to be sick.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scenes (bedroom, cafeteria, etc). Kissing, undressing, flirting, voyeurism, hand-holding. Nude couple (no genitals seen). Male bottom, sideboob. People in swimwear, nightwear. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, cocktails, wine, champagne). Intoxication. Drawers of medication. Sedative pills dispensed (none consumed).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word, sonofab*tch, damn, oh God.

  • THEMES

    Colonisation, cryosleep, loneliness, need, greed, betrayal, survival, mechanics, ethics, suicide, writers, mortality, entertainment, humankind, over-population, relationships, anger, hurt, death, gravity, class, system failure.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead friend, partners. Dead father (heart attack) mentioned. Freefalling in space. Power blackout. Chickens, birds.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Effective, touching, heartfelt, impressive, interesting, enjoyable, creepy. Magnetic/charming chemistry between Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, terrific supporting performance by Michael Sheen, intriguing premise, promising beginning, sharp/seamless CGI, visually impressive/dazzling set pieces, impressive swimming pool scene, elegant costumes, moments of brilliance.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, heavy-handed, predictable, sterile, thin, flat-footed, dumbed-down, creaky, disappointing, anodyne, un-dramatic, forgettable,corny, silly, unconvincing. Loose assembly, underwritten characters, some head-slappingly bad dialogue, perfunctory spacewalk scene, intrusive score, iffy/stupid conclusion.

Allied (2016)

Published in A
Thursday, 01 December 2016 20:15
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence, sex, coarse language, nudity and drug use.

  • The pitch

    Resistance is futile.

  • Starring

    Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Lizzy Caplan, Vincent Ebrahim, Xavier De Guillebon, Camille Cottin, Vincent Latorre, August Diehl

  • Directed by

    Robert Zemeckis

  • Running time

    124 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (gunshot). People are shot, choked to death (staged to look like a suicide), killed in aircraft accidents/by hand grenade, threatened at gunpoint, grabbed around throat/face. Air raid sirens/air battles/anti-aircraft fire/planes shot down. Explosions, burning car/plane/truck. Mass panic. Target practice, bombs being loaded onto planes, break-and-enter. Chair kicked over. Threat of execution/hanging. Burning down a barn mentioned. Plane wreckage, bombed buildings. Military vehicles, personnel, weapons, aircraft, gas masks, Nazi officers/symbols. Blood/gore: Torn/bloodied bodies seen after explosion. Blood spatter on walls/floors from gunshots. Head wound. Bloody baby (birth). Pin inserted in arm to draw blood/blood donation. People walking over broken glass. Bandages, eye patch, people in wheelchair, scars, missing limb. Person with scarred face and semi-caved in skull (right eye shot out, left retina detached, blindness - "my own son screamed when he saw me").

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scenes, implied oral sex. Kissing (m-f/f-f), hugging, flirting, groping. Undressed people fall out of a cupboard at a party, rhythmic thumping heard through floorboards. Discussion of sex lives. Exposed breasts, nude back/sideboob, shirtless man. Women in nightgowns, underwear. Man running hand up woman's thigh. Mistress mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (snorting cocaine). Alcohol (champagne, wine, beer, spirits, cocktails, beer), intoxication. Smoking. Gambling (reference to poker, high card draw). Pilots taking amphetamines and barbituates to stay awake mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, bloody. Religious references and exclamation.

  • THEMES

    Romance, espionage, World War II, 1940s Africa, French Resistance, relationships, war, missions, marriage, deception, identity, childbirth, trust, betrayal, paranoia, innocence.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    A woman gives birth during an air raid. Wedding, pub settings. Planes. Vomiting. Some subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Old-fashioned, romantic, thrilling, glamorous, moving, well-told, engaging. Vivid/involving/beautiful performances, palpable/crackling chemistry between leads, marvellous cameo by Simon McBurney, ravishing visuals, gorgeous costumes, superb screenplay, historically convincing sets, memorable opening scene, deliberate/quiet direction.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Claustrophobic, plodding, pedestrian, undemanding, uneven, lackluster, workmanlike, slow-paced, laborious, dreary, inert. Familiar plot developments, inconsistent tone, thin love story, creaky suspense, underwhelming finale, bloated running time.

A United Kingdom (2016)

Published in A
Monday, 07 November 2016 11:29
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    No man is free who is not master of himself.

  • Starring

    David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport, Tom Felton, Laura Carmichael, Terry Pheto, Jessica Oyelowo

  • Directed by

    Amma Asante

  • Running time

    111 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), 12A (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man is jumped by several men in the street: men punched/tackled/thrown to the ground; woman slapped. An angry mob are beaten with sticks, a man is pelted with objects. Men in boxing ring (punching/headbutting). A man is repeatedly threatened. Drawing of lynched man with the words "N*ggers out"). A woman jabs her baby to make her cry (off-camera). Arguing, yelling. Objects thrown/knocked off table. Fighting, bloodshed, violence, war, injured fighter pilots, Stalin, Jim Crow, atomic bomb mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody head, nose, eye. Childbirth scene (woman screaming in pain). A woman collapses. Woman in hospital beds. Malnutrition, diptheria, malaria mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple kiss/caress/undress (sex implied). Couple seen in bed together. Flirting, kisssing, hugging. Shirtless men.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, beer, cocktail, sherry). Bar setting, intoxication. Smoking (cigarettes, pipes).

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling (monkey, n*gger, fool, coon, scum, slut, whore, bastard, savage, yobs, pawns, etc). Religious references and exclamations (oh God, what in God's name, what the devil, deal with the devil).

  • THEMES

    Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana, Ruth Williams, racism, sexism, colonialism, love, apartheid, segregation, British rule, exile, scandal, discrimination, post-war London, childbirth, equality, family, duty, mining, history, true stories.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Engagement, wedding, childbirth scene. Estranged family, estranged uncle. Dead parents, divorce mentioned. Giraffe, rhino, goats, cows, horses, water birds. Planes. Animal heads on walls/animal skin seen. Brief subtitles. Based on Colour Bar: The Triumph of Seretse Khama and His Nation by Susan Williams. Inspired by true events.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Rich, stirring, satisfying, rousing, crowd-pleasing, earnest, warm, idealist, romantic, gutsy, solid, competent, heartfelt, sweet, compelling, moving, handsome. Believable chemistry between David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike, remarkable true story, compelling subplots, lovingly photographed, romantic score, near-flawless period look.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Cautious, straight, cosy, sentimental, basic, oversimplified. Gets a little sentimental/schmaltzy/dry/boring, workmanlike/clumsy screenplay, expository/on-the-nose dialogue.