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A married couple who have managed to remain blissfully happy into their autumn years are surrounded over the course of the four seasons of one average year by friends, colleagues, and family who all seem to suffer some degree of unhappiness.

Directed by Mike Leigh

Jim Broadbent
Lesley Manville
Ruth Sheen


The film has received almost unanimous critical acclaim internationally.

90% of Rotten Tomato Critics have given the film a positive review, with a rating average of 8.3 out of 10 .

The film debuted at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival in competition for the Palme d'Or. Although the film failed to receive any prizes, it was among the most acclaimed at the festival, and was described as one of Leigh's best works.

The film scored an impressive 3.4/4 at Screen International's annual Cannes Jury Grid making it by far the best reviewed film at the festival.

Wendy Ide of The Times:
"Mike Leigh shows admirable restraint: there are no manufactured crescendos, just a melancholy refrain that builds to its raw realisation in an achingly sad final shot."

Xan Brooks of The Guardian 
"a rare treat".

Geoffrey Macnab of The Independent: 
"an acutely well-observed study of needy and unhappy people desperately trying to make sense of their lives."


Rated: 14A  135 minutes