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Dec
28

Mike Leigh on ANOTHER YEAR

True Heart in the Everyday: Jim Broadbent (left); Lesley Manville (center) and Ruth Sheen in Mike Leigh's ANOTHER YEAR.

True Heart in the Everyday: Jim Broadbent (left); Lesley Manville (center) and Ruth Sheen in Mike Leigh's ANOTHER YEAR.

Is it marketing genius on the part of Sony Classics that they usher in 2011 with a film called ANOTHER YEAR? Nah, more likely they just wanted to get Oscar tongues a-buzzing for Mike Leigh’s latest glimpse into joys, pains, hopes, and desperations of ordinary life, especially for a sterling cast that includes Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville and Peter Wight. No matter, this is Leigh at his incisive best, delving into the life of loving, older couple Tom and Gerri (Broadbent and Sheen), and the friends and family who interact with them over twelve months that include events both minor and significant. It is, all told, an intelligent, moving way to ring in the New Year.

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