Hope Gap

This is a movie about a couple whose marriage is off the tracks to a degree that neither partner seems to agree on.  We’ve seen this movie before (of course) but what’s sets this apart is that you get a real feeling for the emotional state of each partner through interactions with their son.  I think what I found most interesting is that while the issues in their marriage seemed to be very one-sided about halfway through the film I came to realize that Benning’s character seemed to be more abstract than literal.  Despite her flaws I felt compassion for the one left behind.  Both she and Nighy were as stellar as you would expect them to be.

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Movie title: Hope Gap

Movie description: A couple's visit with their son takes a dramatic turn when the father tells him he plans on leaving his mother.

Date published: 2020-04-10

Director(s): William Nicholson

Actor(s): Annette Bening, Bill Nighy, Josh O'Connor, Aiysha Hart, Nicholas Burns, Ryan McKen, Rose Keegan, Derren Litten, Sally Rogers, Nicholas Blane, Steven Pacey, Jason Lines, Finn Bennett, Ninette Finch, Joel MacCormack, Anne Bryson, Tim Wildman, Susan Tune, Joe Citro, Dawn Batty, Dannielle Woodward

Genre: Drama, Romance

My Review

This is a movie about a couple whose marriage is off the tracks to a degree that neither partner seems to agree on.  We’ve seen this movie before (of course) but what’s sets this apart is that you get a real feeling for the emotional state of each partner through interactions with their son.  I think what I found most interesting is that while the issues in their marriage seemed to be very one-sided about halfway through the film I came to realize that Benning’s character seemed to be more abstract than literal.  Despite her flaws I felt compassion for the one left behind.  Both she and Nighy were as stellar as you would expect them to be.

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