The Big C - Series 1 Complete 2010

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The complete first season of the award-winning comedy starring Laura Linney as a schoolteacher who rings the changes after she's diagnosed with cancer. After taking stock of her life to date, formerly reserved suburban wife and mother Cathy Jamison (Linney) quickly decides to take the bull by the horns and address the issues that have been grating her, in particular those concerning her family and friends. With time against her, and without informing her family of her condition, Cathy sets about telling all who want to listen, and most who don't, exactly what she thinks of them. Episodes comprise: 'Pilot', 'Summer Time', 'Summer Time', 'There's No C in Team', 'Playing the Cancer Car', 'Blue-Eyed Iris', 'Taking Lumps', 'Two for the Road', 'Happy Birthday, Cancer', 'The Ecstasy and the Agony', 'Divine Intervention', 'New Beginnings', 'Everything That Rises Must Converge' and 'Taking the Plunge'.

Starring:
Gabourey Sidibe, John Benjamin Hickey
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DVD

Product Details

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  • Big C - Series 1 Complete, The - Disc 1 ages_15_and_over
  • Big C - Series 1 Complete, The - Disc 2 ages_15_and_over
  • Big C - Series 1 Complete, The - Disc 3 ages_15_and_over
Runtime 5 hours 48 minutes
Starring Gabourey Sidibe, John Benjamin Hickey, Nathan Eswine, Phyllis Somerville, Alexandra Socha, Cynthia Nixon, Laura Linney, Nadia Dajani, Phill Lewis, Gabriel Basso, Idris Elba, Reid Scott, Oliver Platt
Director Tricia Brock, Michael Lehmann, Michael Engler
Genres Comedy, Drama
Studio SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 30 May 2011
Main languages English

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Richard Wise on 28 Mar. 2011
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I saw the whole series in the States and was hooked from the first pilot episode. The series tells the story of a woman fighting to come to terms with grade four cancer by intially keeping it to her self and tries to live out her dreams and aspirations before she dies. Laura Linney plays this role superbly with emotion and comedy and with Liam Neeson making a guest appearance in episode twelve it is well worth watching. I for one will buy the video when released
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By lovelygirl86 on 21 April 2011
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I've been watching The Big C since the pilot episode a few months ago and i've been hooked ever since. Laura Linney plays a fantastic part as Cathy and is equally matched with such a brilliant cast. I can't remember the last time i was so engrossed in a comedy series as i am with this one, it has made me both laugh and cry many times. I'm so glad we were able to get it over here in the UK, roll on series 2 i say, absolutely brilliant!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kelvin Sharman on 5 May 2011
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I've just watched the last of these through a flood of tears. I lost my wife to cancer fairly recently and this has obvious connections. Not the depressing ones, more the black humour that develops during the course of the illness. I recommended it to a friend whose wife had also recently died and we both thought it is an amazing series. I loved it and can totally recommend it to anyone who has the misfortune to be touched by this dreadful disease. It's not for the faint-hearted though. There is a lot of the F word and (ironically!) the C word. But the outstanding aspect of the whole show is the way it swings from humour to pathos and back again.

Incidentally, I read that Laura Linney lost her Father to cancer a mere 6 months before filming this series. So, she definitely got the t-shirt!

There is no doubt - buy it!
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By pigsnout on 21 Mar. 2011
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I love this series which has been showing on More 4. Laura Linney is great as the mum/wife who's been put uptight and put upon all her life and wants to have one last chance at Life. If you're looking for something fresh and different this series is it. Watch out for the gorgeous Idris Elba and a great theme song (Game called life by Leftover Cuties).
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Joy Full on 6 May 2011
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I also have been watching this on More 4 and was absolutely hooked, holds resonance for me too as i have just been diagnosed with stage 4 myself in the much the same position as her character.....well the! same. However it isn't obviously so simple to follow her path but the emotions and the reactions to the illness i could relate to......if you haven't seen it do.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Art on 26 Mar. 2012
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If I could work out why it is that some tv series grip you instantly, I'd be very rich. The Big C has just one 'name' (the superb Laura Linney) but the rest of the cast instantly fitted their roles, and we were engrossed.

It is SO good we had to ration ourselves to one episode a day, but the DVD is also full of interviews/ extras so that helped! (In contrast Season 3 of 'Nurse Jackie' has NO extras on the DVD...)

The totally unpredictable plot turns, shock and laughter, even tears is not something that be easily achieved by a 30 min episode, but THIS show does just that.

I cannot recommend it highly enough; it is 'up there' as regards quality/durabilty, with '6 Feet Under', and 'Sopranos', but achieves it more easily than they did.

The writer, and Laura Linney, REALLY know their stuff. I think we will probably watch all series 1 again SOON as we wait for series 2.

THANK YOU!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Lloyd on 4 May 2011
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I - like others, have just fiinished watching this on more 4(after my other weekly hit of brothers and sisters). This is an amazing series - engaging from episode 1. The characters are great - probably a combination of great casting and writing.
It'll make you belly-laugh out loud, and believe me it'll make you weep like a baby. My husband got into it half way through - and even he had tears in his eyes. (Dont let that put you off - it is worth the "pain". ) Its difficult to review it without spoiling it.

It'll be the best 390 minutes of TV you watch this year. I can't wait for series 2.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sam on 29 April 2011
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I don't own this DVD set yet but just wanted to review the actual content.
The Big C has to be one of the most emotional dramas I have ever seen. I am so surprised how few people actually watch it in the UK.
It has been the highlight of my Thursdays to watch it.

I have tried to tell people about the drama and the only response I ever get is "that sounds like a barrel of laughs", oddly enough it is. I am 28 and my 48 year old mother also enjoys watching it.

Can not wait for the second season.
If you have not seen this series or you have missed a couple of episodes, GET IT ON DVD!!!

I'd give it *************** (slightly more than the 5 star limit on Amazon!)
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