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Poppy Shakespeare Reviews

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johnattridge
Super Reviewer
May 2, 2009
Television Film
Channel4, April 2008

Quick Review

In a surprisingly perceptive drama about life at a North London Day Care unit Anna Maxwell-Martin (in a BAFTA winning performance) offers an insightful and honest deconstruction of true psychological welfare. Naomie Harris is the titular woman who arrives insisting she "ain't a nutter", and therefore fits in perfectly, while Martin is the lonely and reclusive patient N. Initially assigned as a helper N gradually becomes obsessed with Poppy and the effect she has on her mentality. Her markedly astute character changes keep you thinking and second-guessing right to the downbeat climax.
August 26, 2010
Watched this ages ago. A very engrossing and competant drama. Think you can still watch it on 4od if you're in the uk.
½ January 2, 2010
Beautifully portrayed question: what is mental illness? Excellent screenplay based on what I am sure is an equally impressive novel.
½ November 28, 2009
guess it the problems of psychiatric care are pretty much the same in Western countries. at least could see a lot of the same issues in Finland. the over-drugging, the rehibilation that is like child's play, downsizing sending people home w/ meds who aren't ready to leave...
johnattridge
Super Reviewer
May 2, 2009
Television Film
Channel4, April 2008

Quick Review

In a surprisingly perceptive drama about life at a North London Day Care unit Anna Maxwell-Martin (in a BAFTA winning performance) offers an insightful and honest deconstruction of true psychological welfare. Naomie Harris is the titular woman who arrives insisting she "ain't a nutter", and therefore fits in perfectly, while Martin is the lonely and reclusive patient N. Initially assigned as a helper N gradually becomes obsessed with Poppy and the effect she has on her mentality. Her markedly astute character changes keep you thinking and second-guessing right to the downbeat climax.
½ July 29, 2008
Good, but the plot makes little sense.
½ May 4, 2008
Hard to understand the accent at first but really great indie flick. Interesting concept.
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