• PG-13, 2 hr. 9 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Mike Leigh
    In Theaters:
    Dec 29, 2010 Limited
    On DVD:
    Jun 7, 2011
  • Sony Classics

Critic Review - Movie Talk

Actors will tell you that Leigh's method gives their characters a hinterland. Why is it, then, that they so often look to me like exaggerated caricatures?

March 14, 2011 Full Review Source: Movie Talk | Comments (2)
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Comments

Alison Bailiss

Alison Bailiss

Jason. I couldn't agree more. I watch a Mike Leigh film every 4 years or so and am constantly reminded what a lousy filmaker he is. Then I experience some kind of amnesia and try again only to be - yet again - reminded what a mistake I made. Every character seems to reguritate ham roles that they learnt in Drama school. Leigh's even good at making good actors bad. Follow that!

Jun 24 - 07:38 AM

Huzzatron

Huzz Atron

They only look to you like 'exaggerated caricatures' because your only scratching the surface on some incredibly detailed characters that may seem simple up-front but are incredibly detailed if you keep looking, relate this to Transformers if you still don't believe me or if you want the proper definition of exaggerated characters! :)

Oct 3 - 10:51 PM

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