Overall Rank: 744
Average Rating: 3.1/4
# of Ratings: 48
Theatrical Release Date: 09/28/1996
Genre: Comedy, Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Mike Leigh
Actors: Timothy Spall, Phyllis Logan, Brenda Blethyn, Claire Rushbrook, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Elizabeth Berrington
Plot: Adopted as a child, the now-grown up and successful Hortense thinks it is time to track down her birth mother. It leads to a the rather lonely, isolated working-class Cynthia - who does everything she can to deny the lineage even as it exposes secrets long buried. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/21/2019
An absolutely brilliant British drama that feels pulled right out of real life.
worleyjamers - wrote on 07/07/2013
Stunning film! A powerhouse drama fueled brilliant cast and a great script. One of the best indie films I have ever seen. A near perfect film about people who are all connected and must face their "secrets and lies." An extremely low-budget indie film, but this grabs you and never lets go. Brenda Blethyn should have won the Oscar for Best Actress; she gives a devastating, emotional, and stunning performance. A must see!
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