Bleecker Street Media | Release Date: February 14, 2020
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Generally favorable reviews based on 12 Ratings
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foxgroveFeb 15, 2020
Written and played in a beautifully understated way, which in the hands of Hollywood would probably have been over the top schmaltzy drama. Liam Neeson is better than usual, but it is the wonderful Lesley Manville that breaks your heart. WhatWritten and played in a beautifully understated way, which in the hands of Hollywood would probably have been over the top schmaltzy drama. Liam Neeson is better than usual, but it is the wonderful Lesley Manville that breaks your heart. What a fabulous actress she is. Expand
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netflicMar 2, 2020
As the name suggests, there is nothing extraordinary about this film.
A realistically-looking drama about an elderly married couple fighting the wife's cancer.
How do you deal with potentially terminal desease? Are you strong enough to face
As the name suggests, there is nothing extraordinary about this film.
A realistically-looking drama about an elderly married couple fighting the wife's cancer.
How do you deal with potentially terminal desease? Are you strong enough to face hard times?
At which point do you accept the inevitable? And IF the dreadful thing does happen, what would the other do?

The movie is slow, with plenty of close-ups but good performances of Liam Neeson and Leslie Manville turn it into an advantage.
The creators of the movie managed to avoid unnecessary and fake Hollywood-style dramatics and instead presented us with a thoughtful and truthful film.
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JLuis_001Feb 27, 2020
The emotional manipulation and sentimentalism are palpable, it is a fact and the film cannot escape it, although that doesn't really mean the film is bad, what happens is that the drama can only work on one course once the narrative shows theThe emotional manipulation and sentimentalism are palpable, it is a fact and the film cannot escape it, although that doesn't really mean the film is bad, what happens is that the drama can only work on one course once the narrative shows the traces of that course, especially with a recurring theme such as cancer. And that's why despite the good and credible performances of Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville, the film never manages to overcome the same barrier that its story imposes on it because although it doesn't cease to be a good subject, there's little they can extract that it feels like something new or different.

Although one point I must emphasize is that I read some criticisms about the lack of a more dramatic tone - as if cancer wasn't enough problem - And this is due to the devotion and love the character of Neeson professes to his wife, but I don't actually see that as a problem, in any case it doesn't resort to an easy element already seen in which the disease creates a schism in the relationship. And after all, despite its theme, Ordinary Love is precisely that: A love story.

In the end Ordinary Love doesn't resource to anything that challenges clich├ęs but it works fine enough because there will always be a difference when things are done with more talent and quality.
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fiftywordreviewFeb 26, 2020
A difficult but impactful watch, Ordinary Love successfully portrays love and loss in a way that feels entirely human. Even at just 90 minutes, the film can feel surprisingly lengthy, but a tour de force performance from Lesley ManvilleA difficult but impactful watch, Ordinary Love successfully portrays love and loss in a way that feels entirely human. Even at just 90 minutes, the film can feel surprisingly lengthy, but a tour de force performance from Lesley Manville always manages to pull you back in. Expand
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katezoeMay 22, 2020
A deeply moving and insightful drama of a middle-aged couple facing an uncertain future, both together and apart. Leslie Manville gives a wonderful performance.
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