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Sad ,sensitive and real,
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Tom Ronstadt (John Simm) comes home after fifteen + years away from his family to find his father (Jim Broadbent)suffering from Alzheimer's disease. He left home because his father savagely beat him up and is determined to find out what bought on this fit of rage. This is the plot and it is very very good !
However, what makes this brilliant drama so sad is that it gives us a small insight into the world of Alzheimer's disease and Jim Broadbent is just superb in his portrayal of someone who suffers from the disease.
What the writer (Danny Brocklehurst) has cleverly done is to weave a drama around the disease without making us go for the kleenex and getting us all depressed. At times we can even laugh about the disease which is so very true, yet so utterly sad.
In conclusion, a first rate drama with brilliant perfomances by Jim Broadbent,John Simm and Olivia Colman (who plays tom's sister).
Highly recommended and please watch it in one go !
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Initial post: 16 Apr 2013 12:12:17 BDT
It would help if you didn't reveal the plot beforehand...
Posted on 1 Jan 2014 02:30:29 GMT
Tony T says:
I started watching the first episode and lost interest after about 30 minutes. Out of curiosity I read your review and decided to give it a second chance and I am so pleased that I did. The acting was superb and I loved the repeated twists and turns in the story. I never expected this great drama to end as it did. So thank you.
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