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Led by moving performances from Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci, Supernova is a heartbreaking look at the emotional toll that comes with accepting mortality. Read critic reviews

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Sam (Academy Award winner Colin Firth) and Tusker (Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci), partners of twenty years, are traveling across England in their old camper van visiting friends, family and places from their past. Following a life-changing diagnosis, their time together has become more important than ever until secret plans test their love like never before.

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Peter MacQueen
Clive
Harry Macqueen
Screenwriter
Mary Burke
Executive Producer
Vincent Gadelle
Executive Producer
Eva Yates
Executive Producer
Dick Pope
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Chris Wyatt
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Keaton Henson
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Critic Reviews for Supernova

All Critics (152) | Top Critics (37) | Fresh (133) | Rotten (19)

  • You're living in these moments with these characters...the most naturalistic set of performances we've seen in a while.

    March 2, 2021 | Rating: A | Full Review…
  • The film accordingly owes a great deal of its power to its actors, who are, of course, more than merely plausible as longtime partners, whose way through the small dramas of the everyday is the movie's real substance.

    February 19, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • By the time Tusker and Sam reach the end of the road - both metaphorical and literal, as this is as much a travelogue of England's Lake District - Supernova feels less like a film to cherish and more a tweet to favourite.

    February 19, 2021 | Full Review…
  • Its particular effectiveness depends not only on Firth and Tucci's believability as a couple but also on the complementarity of their respective personas...

    February 19, 2021 | Full Review…
  • Never does "Supernova" try to bite off more than it can handle as it winds toward an inevitable but beautifully rendered destination.

    February 18, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • In scene after scene, as the two men visit friends and family one last time, we glimpse the showier, more maudlin film that Supernova could but never does devolve into, hovering just at the edges.

    February 16, 2021 | Full Review…

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  • Feb 12, 2021
    Even though 'Supernova' has a delicate and plaintive burn to it, the impact is more subdued that I hoped for. It sure is easy on the eyes though, featuring the winding English countryside, beautifully rustic townhomes, candle-lit interiors, and lots and lots of shawl-collar knit sweaters. Fascinating to learn that Stanley Tucci (Tusker) and Colin Firth (Sam) were both initially cast as the opposite characters before insisting on swapping roles; having watched the film, I can't envision them another way. Both are damn terrific and Sam and Tusker's respective emotional breakthroughs ring true over a relatively short time. 'Supernova' is a solid showcase for the soul-deep devotion of its characters' love, the turbulence of tackling death head on, and a couple's battle between hope and sorrow. I just wish the film's restrained approach could've moved me a bit more.
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