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The Carer

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2015
  • Janos Edelenyi
  • 88 mins
  • 15

Summary

When the question is to be or not to be, there is only one answer.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Brian Cox gives a wonderful performance in The Carer, an enjoyable comedy drama about two people who form an unlikely friendship. The Scottish star plays Sir Michael Gifford, a retired Shakespearean actor who is suffering from a degenerative form of Parkinson's disease. His daughter (Emilia Fox) insists on someone new to look after him, though none of his previous carers have been up to the task, since Sir Michael is extremely difficult to deal with. But gradually he grows fond of his latest caregiver, Dorottya (Coco König), a young Hungarian immigrant who tolerates his cantankerous, foul-mouthed behaviour. All of this is entirely predictable, but it is funnier than you might expect, with Cox grabbing numerous laughs along the way. He seems to relish the spiky dialogue that he's given, and his performance ensures that the film is a pleasant surprise.

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Credits

Cast

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Sir MichaelBrian Cox (1)
DorottyaCoco König
SophiaEmilia Fox
MillyAnna Chancellor
JosephKarl Johnson (2)
Roger MooreRoger Moore

Crew

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DirectorJanos Edelenyi

Details

Theatrical distributor
Cinefile
Released on
2016-08-05
Languages
English
Guidance
Swearing.
Formats
Colour
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