How About You NR CC

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Based on a short story by Maeve Binchy, Ellie is a free-spirited and headstrong young woman left in charge of a retirement home over the Christmas holidays.

Starring:
Joss Ackland, Hayley Atwell
Runtime:
1 hour 31 minutes

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How About You

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Anthony Byrne
Starring Joss Ackland, Hayley Atwell
Supporting actors Orla Brady, Kevin Flood, Brenda Fricker, Paschal Friel, Darragh Kelly, Doreen Keogh, Tim McDonnell, Elizabeth Moynihan, Mick Nolan, Ryan O'Connor, Joan O'Hara, Vanessa Redgrave, Danielle Ryan, Imelda Staunton, Colie Sharkey
Studio Strand Releasing
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

So glad I "found" this movie!
Learn by Reading
The characters were so well drawn and make you go from not thinking much of them to feeling like they are people you would be so happy to know.
Chinabug
The story was well written & the acting was good.
PLH

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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Jason A. Gagnon on November 14, 2009
Format: DVD
This isn't a movie about old people in a nursing home being sparked back to life by the edgy young person who reminds them what it means to be young- and thank goodness for that!

All the traditional ingredients are here for just that film, but this movie does something different- it lets old people be old people. The "edgy young person" doesn't get them to embrace life by reminding them what it is to be young, she does it by pointing out to them that they are awful human beings and to recognize the humanity in each other,and in her.

This is a gem of a movie and its only real weakness is that the end comes up on you a bit suddenly. Solid acting, inspiring, and with a good moral- fine for families as it only has a bit of rough language and most of that not of a variety that would bother American ears.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Taka Stewart on October 2, 2011
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Different elements of the young and the old come into play in this movie and mesh wonderfully with a look at different families and the past and present lives of those in a "old person's home". Add in a young woman with a heart who takes time to listen and gets to know the residents and makes them face who they have become and what they are missing in each other. A feel good movie.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful By D. HupFons on April 25, 2009
Format: DVD
I enjoyed this amusing UK production and recommend it to those who appreciate the acting of Vanessa Redgrave and such solid performers as Joss Ackland, Brenda Fricker and Imelda Staunton.

At first, the story seemed a bit disjointed, but, upon further reflection, I found the first and last parts of the story to be revealing about the 2 main characters, Kate and Ellie. The first part of the movie focused mostly on the relationship between sisters Kate (Orla Brady), the owner of a rural home for seniors, and young, rebellious Ellie (Hayley Atwell). Kate has worked hard to establish her "home" as an efficient, reputable place for seniors to live. Ellie has lived in more of a free-spirited way.

While the sisters portray rather convincingly that they have a long-standing bond between them, naturally their opposite lifestyles and values lead to conflicts. Kate gives her sister a chance to earn some much needed income by working at the senior-living home, but they find themselves at odds about how some of the more difficult residents should be treated, especially the 4 surly characters played by Redgrave, Ackland, Fricker and Staunton, and that leads to some of the more humorous scenes in this steady paced movie.

Some viewers might consider the pace of the movie to be too slow, but I did not. Rather it seemed that the first part helped to establish the personas of the main characters and to prepare viewers for what was to come in the rest of the story. In all fairness, the film's pace seems to help better understand the natures of the characters, but I think that could have been done more quickly.

The rest of the movie had a decidedly more upbeat tone and pace to it and provided several light-hearted, humorous scenes.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rose Orlandini on April 25, 2011
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This movie will touch your heart. It's funny, dramatic and gives you a great glimpse into the life of people over 60. I watched it before my mom died and it made me appreciate her more then I already did. I was my mothers care giver and this story shows the love for the aging. It is fabulous and I am so glad I bought it.
Enjoy
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By dawgiemama on October 19, 2011
Format: DVD
The writer of the original story is a talented woman - the cast of this movie is superb. Now put the two together and it's fabulous!

It's fun, irreverently funny without insulting, and yet makes you think while the feelings bubble around. It's not just about 'old people' and it's not just about the young protagonist - it's an ensemble piece that is well written - believably performed - and left us smiling. It's not perfect, a couple of spots where I wanted a bit more fleshing out to link scenes, but it's great and I would recommend to all ages.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jane Starr on November 1, 2013
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This is one of the best "feel good" movies I have seen in a while. It is about people coming together and finding out that they are indeed different, but have a lot to offer one another to fill their otherwise lonely existences with joy, friendship, and love. I boasts a stellar cast, and weaves a story that will make you want to come again and again to witness the miracle of people from different backgrounds find a common ground where they can relate to each other and fulfill ad basic human need, that of being wanted. I give it 5 stars!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Hennessy on November 3, 2013
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Such a surprisingly great movie. I had never heard of it before but saw it while browsing through instant videos and put it on my watch list. It's a very down to earth and touching movie that has funny moments and sad moments...an all around good movie.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chinabug on March 16, 2013
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I can't believe I never heard about this little gem of a movie. The characters were so well drawn and make you go from not thinking much of them to feeling like they are people you would be so happy to know. It is one of the most charming movies I have ever watched and truly, truly enjoyed so very much.
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