Another Year

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Drinking and middle-age drama in excellent, complex film.

PG-13 2010 129 minutes

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Based on 3 reviews

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age 15+

A film about heightened loneliness and pain, but with bits of hope that ebbs and flows

Mike Leigh, at it again. This film takes its time and Manville makes the most of that time. Her trajectory works best as we see her desperation and her loneliness and sadness permeate and make her seem more unstable with each passing season. Staunton in her brief cameo shows all in what she doesn't say. Stern, sad, and depressed about a life that does not seem to change let alone get any better. Her stare is a layered soul that has an unfair life and just wants to get through unnoticed. A great film about heightened loneliness and pain with quite a bit of hope that ebbs and flows in and out of character's lives.
age 18+


This is a grown up movie - it is deep and complex, very funny in places and tragic. I loved it, it is up with the best of Mike Leigh's movies.

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Great messages
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Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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