"scatterbrained" or "ditsy" but who medical professionals now refer to
as "ADHD", this movie materializes a real woman and brings to light
some of the strengths *and* the weaknesses of having such an unusual
This cheerful lady, borderline stupid actually, that goes through some quite ordinary stuff in her life, if you take out one of the incidents, in which she was kind of to blame as well. A group of girlfriends that are also really boring, leading a wasted lifestyle at night and teaching kids during the day. Nice!
Some fragments of life lessons but such that are really obvious and for the simple-minded. In general, a movie with little to show, saved (if at all) by some glimpses of acting from some of the cast members.
If you still watch it, you will find yourself constantly waiting for something to break the boredom and give some meaning. You will wonder why you're still watching it and haven't turned it off yet, and once it's over, you will be left with a feeling of lost time and maybe with some less IQ points, but for sure a couple of hours wasted...!
Days in the life of a school teacher, Poppy (played by Sally Hawkins), who is perpetually optimistic and happy. However, things are about to test her unshakable cheerfulness...
Great movie. Funny, but with many good dramatic qualities too. Tackles a range of social issues, including racism, 30-something singleness, paranoia, friendship, relationships and school bullying, with a warmth and objectivity that is remarkable.
Very subtle, and takes a while to build the scene and introduce the issues, so requires some patience. I wasn't sold on it after 20 minutes, but was well rewarded in the end.
Great performance by Sally Hawkins in the lead role. Great direction by Mike Leigh.