Love Is Thicker Than Water

Love Is Thicker Than Water

Ate De Jong (2016)

105min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In this romantic comedy from Ate De Jong (Drop Dead Fred) and Emily Harris, Johnny Flynn and Lydia Wilson play a couple from very different backgrounds overcoming various issues (not least their families) as they try to stay together. The film overall has a very sweet tone, and it's bolstered by the very natural chemistry between the two charming leads, who capture nicely what it is to be maddeningly in love. However, the Romeo and Juliet story is nothing new, particularly when the conflicts feel so superficial. Just as we begin to touch on something deeper, the film flinches. Nevertheless, there are moments of hilarity to be found, particularly from a classy supporting class that includes Juliet Stevenson and Henry Goodman, who are on top form as Vida's parents. Sharp camera work and a dreamy soundtrack are a pleasant canvas for an otherwise unremarkable film that feels a lot, but says too little.

Cast & Crew

Vida Berliner Lydia Wilson
Arthur Davies Johnny Flynn
Levi Berliner Henry Goodman
Ethel Berliner Juliet Stevenson
Adam Al Weaver
Llion Davies Alex Lanipekun
Emily Davies Jessica Gunning
Helen Berliner Ellie Kendrick
Sara Davies Sharon Morgan
Director Ate De Jong
Director Emily Harris (2)
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Jinga FilmsGuidance: Swearing, sex scenes.Released on: 2 Dec 2017