Everyday (2012)

January 15th, 2013
Author: Meredith Taylor

Director: Michael Winterbottom

Writers: Laurence Coriat, Michael Winterbottom
Cast: Shiley Henderson, John Sim, Shaun Kirk

106mins    Drama

Everyday will not appeal to everyone. Filmed over five years and following a family as they wait for their father (John Simm) to come out of prison; hardly an upbeat theme but delicately interwoven with seasonal changes in the Norfolk countryside, it’s hard to beat the intimacy of this social realist study of a young family growing up. Real life siblings play the children with screen mother Shirley Henderson giving her best. A fictional portrait then but a tender one that also touches on the effects of separation for a couple; growing older and growing wiser.  Not a patch on Genova, his other similar collaboration with Laurence Coriat but then that did bring us the subtle glamour of Colin Firth and Italian Riviera.  I know which I’d prefer.  MT

 

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