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  • 04-05-2021 3:37pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 5,866 ✭✭✭ sporina


    Well I have v little time for The Oscars but they got this right.. Hopkins was formidable in this role.. I had to remind myself that it was fiction at one point - I was totally drawn in..

    The writing is brilliant, and along with the acting, devastating on impact but yet so sensitively done.. Coleman is great as a supporting role..

    Wow


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,966 ✭✭✭ homerun_homer


    The film is brilliant. Hopkins gives a career best performance, and it's a shame his Oscar win is overshadowed by the controversy of whether the award should have been given to Chadwick Boseman as a given, since he had won all through awards season.

    It's very well written, directed and Olivia Coleman is also brilliant as his daughter. It really brings to light how horrible, tragic and tough going the disease is for the sufferer and family.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭ otnomart


    Amazing acting, hard to forget story.
    Reminded me of Amour by Haneke (2012)


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,668 ✭✭✭ Irish Aris


    sporina wrote: »
    Well I have v little time for The Oscars but they got this right.. Hopkins was formidable in this role.. I had to remind myself that it was fiction at one point - I was totally drawn in..

    The writing is brilliant, and along with the acting, devastating on impact but yet so sensitively done.. Coleman is great as a supporting role..

    Wow

    Same feeling here, it was heart breaking because it felt like we were watching someone's life not an actor playing a role.
    otnomart wrote: »
    Amazing acting, hard to forget story.
    Reminded me of Amour by Haneke (2012)

    I made the same connection with Amour. Only difference I thought was that we see the story unfold from Anthony's point of view.


  • Registered Users Posts: 826 ✭✭✭ El Duda


    I saw this yesterday, liked it but wasn't blown away.

    It struggled to detach itself from its theatrical roots which meant that it all felt very show-offy. Hopkins is brilliant but it's not a grounded, realistic performance and definitely not his best. Remains of the Day is the best i've ever seen from him.

    I thought the recent Australian horror 'Relic' was a more complete and hard hitting take on aging/dementia.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,253 ✭✭✭✭ branie2


    I'm going to see it on Friday

    Change of plan, seeing something else


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