45 Years can be experienced through Rampling's eyes from the first minute to the breathtaking final scene of last Andrew Haigh flick. The film begins with Courtenay's character receiving a letter confirming the death of his former lover, a situation which obviously triggers lots of problems indoors. What is seen from there is a relationship made of feathers that, at the earliest of opportunities, is finally blown. Rampling's eyes silently cry in despair during the 95 minutes of the film and during the best final twenty seconds of the cinema in 2015, you realize what really was going on during the forty five years. The direction of Haigh makes us forget that we are watching a film, the performances of Rampling and Courtenay transform the two strangers into old acquaintances being observed. This is a film that will be stuck in my head for days.
Superb acting by Rampling and Courtenay lift this drama of secrets and deep emotion.
This really hurt me. I was thinking about the worst and I happened sort of.
frankly i wouldn't dare to think of better ending than what they have delivered
this is one-sided. i dont know what it is to be in a 45 year relationship, but after watching this i felt we never got to know Geoffs true character. so fuck. 6.
This movie popped up in an NPR review and the premise sounded interesting so I put it on my to watch list. This should have been one of those meandering stories and you want to keep following but I felt it stalled in a few places making it almost unbearable at points.
Darn it!!! NO streams for this movie either...what's up Shiftv ????? #ShiftvW8