Another Year

‘Another Year’: A Rare, Subtle, Superior Drama

Another Year
Jim Broadbent and Ruth Sheen star in 'Another Year' (Sony Pictures Classics)

Mike Leigh. Those two words might be enough to get you into Landmark Magnolia (starting today) or Angelika Plano (starting tomorrow) to see ‘Another Year,’ a quiet, down to earth film that reveals its characters carefully and over time.

“This is, give or take, the 10th feature film by Mike Leigh over the past 20 years, and if you’ve seen any of his previous films (“Life is Sweet,” “Naked,” “Vera Drake,” “Happy-Go-Lucky”) you’ll have a good idea what to expect. While “Another Year” may appear bleak or depressing, the real revelations lie beneath the surface, in the interactions between Tom and Gerri, and between the couple and everyone they know. Their lives are explored in a way that shows who they really are; it’s not always pleasant, but it is fair, thoughtful and, ultimately, extremely rewarding and, yes, exciting.”

You can read my entire review at Red Carpet Crash.