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|Half Broken Things|
Actors: Penelope Wilton, Daniel Mays, Sinead Matthews, Nicholas Le Prevost, Lara Cazalet
Director: Tim Fywell
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Penelope Wilton (Match Point, Shaun of the Dead), Daniel Mays (Vera Drake, Atonement) and Sinead Matthews (Pride & Prejudice) star in this dark, twisted drama about three strangers who are willing to kill to protect what t... more »
Class in every way
C. Myers | Framingham, Massachusetts | 11/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is great movie! Great acting, Great story and great production. This is a well made drama that is anything but predictable. The best TV made program I have seen in a long while. If you're on the fence take a chance on this you won't regret it!"
Well played, low-key suspense fantasy
Steve Kuehl | Ben Lomond, CA | 11/22/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"From the onset you can tell there are going to be some severely disturbed and dysfunctional individuals in this film. What made it interesting though was how the writers managed to bring the three main (and completely unrelated) characters into the same realm - in a fashionable way.
Beautiful countryside, an historical mansion and grounds, mixed with an opportunity for three people to live out their dream lives offers plenty of chances for things to get unbelievable. But in the end, everything appeared quite absorbing (in a weird kind of way), and the filmmakers did a great job of bringing it all together.
There is plenty of sad moments and realizations of how pathetic these character's lives have been, but the narration and foreshadowing help move things along in a good way. The DVD cover art on both sides gives away the second-to-last twist, which would have made things better not knowing. Plus I have learned what certain phrases mean on Brit DVD descriptions so I had a strong idea what the last scene would be.
Overall, a solid film but skip looking at/reading the DVD case to stay surprised, and there are no real special features to speak of so it might be a better renter than a buyer."