Buried near the bottom of my "Movies with Meaning" post on Monday, October 6, 2008 is a 5-star recommendation from critics Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat for this just-released movie . They said this was, "One of the best portraits of an enthusiastic person ever put on the screen."
The movie opens today, Friday, October 10, 2008 in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. I sure hope it makes its way to my neck of the woods sometime soon.
The NYT gives it a Top Critic's Pic. Kind of surprising, when even they say,
Read their review here. It's a long one-though. With all the depressing news surrounding us all, a movie about happiness opening in New York City seems like perfect timing.
One reader's enthusiastic comments:
Love Conquers, but not how you expect
Written and directed by Mike Leigh; director of photography, Dick Pope; edited by Jim Clark; music by Gary Yershon; production designer, Mike Tildesley; produced by Simon Channing Williams; released by Miramax Films. Running time: 1 hour 58 minutes.
WITH: Sally Hawkins (Poppy), Eddie Marsan (Scott), Alexis Zegerman (Zoe), Andrea Riseborough (Dawn), Sinéad Matthews (Alice), Kate O’Flynn (Suzy), Sarah Niles (Tash), Sylvestra le Touzel (Heather), Karina Fernandez (Flamenco Teacher) and Stanley Townsend (Tramp).