Enduring Love (15)

Best of British

Director: Roger Michell
Starring: Rhys Ifans, Daniel Craig,
Samantha Morton, Bill Nighy
UK, 2004, 1 hour 40 minutes

Happy loving couple, Joe and Claire witness a freak balloon accident in which a man dies. This leads to a series of increasingly bizarre encounters with loser-come-Christian-stalker Jed. Slowly Joe’s guilt, confusion, and growing anger corrode his own self-confidence and his relationship with Claire. This is both a psychological thriller and a profound look at the meaning of love in the face of our own mortality that features tremendous performances from Ifans and man-of-the moment Craig who hits all the right notes in his panicky slide into paranoia and self-pity. A sensitive adaptation of Ian McEwan’s fine novel.

“Grips like a vice” The Times

“Tense, gripping. Superb performances. Engages heart as well as head.” Total Film

See this if you liked Layer Cake, The Mother, Notting Hill

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