The War Bride

The War Bride

Lyndon Chubbuck (2001)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Anna Friel has had problems choosing decent roles in good movies and this didn't change her run of duff luck. Smacking of TV drama rather than film, this UK/Canadian co-production details the experiences of two London lasses who marry Canadian soldiers during the Blitz. Friel and her daughter are subsequently shipped over to Canada to live with the family of her husband (Aden Young) until his return. However, his mother (Brenda Fricker) and sister (Molly Parker) fail to clutch her to their bosoms and it's up to Friel to win them - and the entire community - over. Uneven performances and a lightweight plot combine to make this forgettable drama just wash over you.


A cockney seamstress marries a Canadian serviceman after a whirlwind romance in London during the Second World War. She is sent to live with his family on their farm in a backwater of Alberta until the conflict is over, but she struggles to get along with her dour in-laws, who make no attempt to welcome her. Drama, starring Anna Friel, Brenda Fricker, Molly Parker, Loren Dean and Aden Young.

Cast & Crew

Lily Anna Friel
Sylvia Molly Parker
Betty Brenda Fricker
Joe Loren Dean
Sophie Julie Cox
Charlie Travis Aden Young
Peggy Caroline Cave
Director Lyndon Chubbuck
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Miracle CommunicationsAvailable on: video and DVDReleased on: 29 Nov 2002