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One of the best british films ever
on 2 May 2009
This film is just stunning. Everything about it is beautiful. In case you don't know what it's about, it follows the story of the famous cellist - the late Jacqueline du Pré, up until she is tragically diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and dies. I think all the actors are amazing - but Emily Watson (who plays Jackie) - who I think is consistently very believable and mesmerising, and often enchanting, and Rachel Griffiths (who plays Jackie's sister) who gives a sturdy memorable performance as often being in Jacqueline's shadow and clearly in emotional pain. I adore the music - particularly when Jackie plays the stunning Elgar's cello concerto, which is utterly moving, but I love the way the whole thing has been put together. This film is one that will stay with you and won't ever be forgotten, and also you will need your tissues, especially at one point in the film when Jackie is sitting in her wheelchair after the MS has made her a prisoner in her own body, and she can't play the cello anymore, and she listens to a record of her playing the Elgar cello concerto, and breaks down. It is incredibly moving and sad, and always brings the tears on for me. But don't let that put you off, please watch this film as it is truly one of the best films I've ever seen - if not the best.