Shadows in the Sun (2009)
Critics Consensus: Serene and slow-moving, this turgid, unimpressive and inconsequential British period piece lacks any real drama.
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Set in the late 1960s "Shadows in the Sun" is the poignant story of how a mysterious young loner changes the lives of one family and helps them rediscover their roots and deep affection for one another. Starring two-time Oscar nominee Jean Simmons.
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Critic Reviews for Shadows in the Sun
Tiny things happen oversignificantly in this indulgent British effort set in 1960s.
Shadows is an understated tale that could have used a little more fire but Simmons' presence helps to make it touching.
Shadows in the Sun unfurls as quietly as a mouse and could be accused of lacking urgency and bite. But it is well played.
A worthy entry on Jean Simmons' impressive CV - and hopefully not the last. Shadows In The Sun might not be Spartacus but it does have a charm of its own.
Heartfelt and well-behaved, this slight story of a divorced man attempting a reconciliation with his prickly mum is gracefully watchable, but resistant to embrace any actual drama.
A movie that has the same effect as a handful of Mogadon. It's so utterly dull they ought to give out prizes to anyone who keeps their eyes open to the end. Personally, I resorted to two carefully-placed matchsticks.
Time stands all but motionless. Wilby keeps plinking Tršumerei on the Bechstein. And there is, no doubt, honey still for tea. Two stars for comfort, one star for originality.
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