William's Review of London River
Soporific made-for-TV quality movie on two parents trying to ascertain the London whereabouts of their adult children in the weeks after the 7-7 2005 bombings. It was short, but should have been 20 minutes long. Brenda Blethyn is well loved, but that is the only thing this plodding movie has going for it. After-school-special level of discourse on race/xenophobia (the city is teeming with Muslims!), made-for-TV narrative, and decent acting. And even though this should carry an emotional impact, it feels removed and distant --> shoddy storytelling.