Blackbird

2019

Blackbird

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As ALS, a disease that causes the death of the neurons responsible for voluntary movements, starts to take hold of Lily's (Susan Sarandon) body, she decides to take matters into her own hands. Days before her scheduled demise, she invites her closest friends and family over to celebrate one last time. All was going well until her daughters, Jennifer (Kate Winslet) and Anna (Mia Wasikowska), arrive. Both are struggling with personal issues, and with the decision of their mother to take her own life. This 2019 remake of a Danish film is directed by Roger Michell.

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  • It was oddly formulaic and tame. For a film about assisted dying, it rarely came to life.

    October 8, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
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  • While not all the notes in this film may work in harmony, it's the love in the story -- between the characters and in the actors' performances -- that holds the movie together.

    September 19, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The subject matter alone makes it unlikely to bother the latest Marvel movie, but in recent years the TIFF has primarily become an awards season bellwether, and Sarandon shines above the somewhat creaky material.

    September 11, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Damon Wise

    Times (UK)
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  • Michell, screenwriter Christian Torpe...and a talented cast strike a delicate balance in a domestic drama that ably combines heartbreak and humor.

    September 9, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

    Kate Erbland

    indieWire
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  • Winslet is miscast, Sarandon is coasting, Neill is sleepwalking and Wasikowska, an extremely talented yet recently underused actor, is stuck playing the sort of role she should have grown out of by now.

    September 7, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Benjamin Lee

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  • There almost isn't a single shot in it where every member of the cast isn't Acting.

    September 7, 2019 | Full Review…

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