i had no expectations before watching this movie. I've heard very little about it but what i have heard was it was just plain bad. I honestly just watched it because Guy Pearce was in it, but if there is one thing we've learnt from watching Pearce's films is that he takes the complex unoridinary films and this is no exception. Firstly lets start with the plot. From reading other reviews you already know Pearce is a doctor and his leading lady has amnesia, but the film is so much more then that. Pearce's character goes back to where he grew up to barry his father and goes on a journey to recover the past that he never dealt with. It's truley an amazing story about the tragedy one boy experiances in his youth and how it has affected his life thus. Don't take my word for it and don't listen to all of those who have said the movie was bad or made no sense, watch it for yourself and you will see this is another one of Pearce's masterpeices.
What makes the book so good is how the story is told and the words that the author uses to describe the scenery and such. I don't think a film could capter all of this. Hopefully the new one with Coilin Farrel and Jude Law will be better.
I just recently had the pleasure of watching this film on home video. I have to say that this was one of the most reality based films that i have seen in a long time. Despite a few predictable parts i have to recommend this film to anyone who enjoys watching the triumphs and tribulations of fellow human beings. The fact that this movie was based on a true story made it that much more enjoying to watch. All the actors turn in fine performances and the director deserves some type of award for his big screen version of "Rocket Boys"
I watched this film a couple months ago and i was utterly surprised. Peter Mullan and David McKay do an excellent job. I am sick and tired of watching the same dull plot over and over again. Ken Loach does an excellent job at taking a look at the darker side of life, the part we call "Reality". I highly recommend this movie for anyone that enjoys watching gripping social dramas.