Movie of the Week: ‘Another Year’

With Lesley Manville’s new movie, “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris”, arriving theatres, let’s look back at her heartbreaking performance in Mike Leigh’s “Another Year”.

“Another Year” (2010) – This is a brilliant movie-lover’s gem about a joyful British couple (Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen) surrounded by friends (Peter Wight, David Bradley, and Lesley Manville, who delivered the single best female performance in 2010) who aren’t. Writer/director Mike Leigh doesn’t directly spell out the “secret” to happiness, but we, the audience, certainly discover something much more valuable:  the stark and haunting consequences of not finding it.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ out of ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Written and directed by: Mike Leigh

Starring: Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, Peter Wight, David Bradley, and Lesley Manville

Runtime: 129 minutes

Rated: PG-13

Image credits: Focus Features

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