Lets put one thing on the table straight away, this is well acted by all the characters. They are all pretty believable and a fantastic breakthrough performance by Agyness Deyn. The music, filmography and camera work are also well done. Unfortunately good acting and artistic shots cannot rescue a bad film.
The "Wellcome Trust" co-produced the film and there was input from the Epilepsy Society too, but the Epilepsy theme adds nothing. Are we supposed to be shocked that she has seizures or takes many pills or the doctors don't really know what they're talking about?
I watch films to be moved, made to feel some kind of emotion or to be entertained. This film achieved none of these goals.
There are many better examples of films where characters have a "condition" such as Rachel Getting Married [DVD] [2009
] or Sideways [DVD
] and there are better examples of dark films that achieve nothing by the end such as Man Bites Dog [DVD
] and Henry - Portrait Of A Serial Killer [Uncut] [DVD
I really wanted to feel for this film, I really did. I hate giving such a low rating, but reviews need to be honest so people aren't cheated. Some people will love it but the majority will literally hate it. It is a zombie film. Alive, yet dead with no beating heart.