Keeping Rosy

Keeping Rosy

Steve Reeves (2) (2014)

92min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Maxine Peake, who's better known for powerful TV roles in the likes of The Village and Silk, carries this modestly scaled British thriller about a high-flying executive confronted with the rash decisions she makes on a really, really bad day. Beaten to a promised partnership, Charlotte (Peake) returns fuming to her high-rise home and clashes with her cleaner. Events spiral out of control and in time reveal the dark significance of the film's seemingly jaunty title. Peake is outstanding as the uptight, controlling, unravelling Charlotte, while director Steve Reeves resourcefully cranks up the tension in and around her swish apartment block. As the gripping drama proceeds, Inbetweeners regular Blake Harrison also shines as a cheeky-chappy security guard with his own sinister agenda. But there's also an underlying hint of misogyny - in a story apparently punishing a single career-woman for not choosing motherhood and family - that takes a little of the sheen off Reeves's effective feature debut.

Summary

Premiere. A businesswoman who has devoted her life to running a media agency is betrayed by her partners. Emotional and angry, she commits an uncharacteristic violent act and takes increasingly desperate measures to make amends and protect an innocent from further harm. Thriller, starring Maxine Peake and Blake Harrison.

Cast & Crew

Charlotte Maxine Peake
Roger Blake Harrison
Sarah Christine Bottomley
Tom Sam Hoare
Mykala Elisa Lasowski
Jen Tori Hart
Nadia Nika Khitrova
Director Steve Reeves (2)
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Redemption FilmsGuidance: Violence, swearing, a sex scene.Available on: DVDReleased on: 27 Jun 2014
Drama