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The Greatest

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6.61 h 36 min2009X-Ray15
A drama that is centered around a troubled teenage girl, and a family that is trying to get over the loss of their son.
Directors
Shana Feste
Starring
Carey MulliganPierce BrosnanSusan Sarandon
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
None Available
Audio Languages
English
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Supporting actors
Aaron Taylor-JohnsonJohnny simmons
Producers
Beau St. Clair
Studio
High Fliers Films
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4.1 out of 5 stars

126 global ratings

  1. 48% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 24% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 19% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 6% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 4% of reviews have 1 stars
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D FERRISReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 June 2010
4.0 out of 5 stars
Not The Greatest but.......
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Saw this film advertised as a trailer and the wife suggested she might like to see it!
Say no more and I promptly purchased said item.
Can't say I was disappointed too much at having to watch it though.
Terrific performance by Carey Mulligan and excellent by Pierce Brosnan (didn't think I'd ever say that!) Susan Sarandon was, as ever, marvellous and there was a good supporting role by the actor playing her youngest son, sorry can't remember his name but very good all the same.
Plot a bit thin, centring around a very difficult subject of bereavement which I found to be handled very well, but as initimated cannot fault the acting.
As I say Not the Greatest but well worth the cost of a DVD and a bottle of wine to watch it with.
Spoil the wife she'll love it.
12 people found this helpful
TonyJReviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 March 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good film
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A very entertaining film, well acted and an excellent story..
amanda smithReviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 April 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
greatest by name greatest by nature
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a film with a high degree of emotional intellegance,in the similar vein to the much celebrated Spanish film beautiful.am not by nature given to weeping easily, but this film had me on the precarious verge,this together with a very fine cast,has made it quite a memorable viewing experience,thanks all round.
2 people found this helpful
Nina PaszkowskaReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 July 2010
4.0 out of 5 stars
Sad and deep story
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The movie has great cast who deliver outstanding performance. Pierce Branson portrays mourning father who is torn between his inner emotions and inability to express his sadness. Susan Sarandon is the mourning mother whose life is ruled now by mourning and inability to move on and recover from the tragedy that stroke her family. The movie is about love and family relationships. It is deep story who stays with you long after you finished watching it. The only unrealistic person in the movie is son who has died in tragic car accident. He is just too good and perfect to be a real person. But given he is described by friends and family members after his death, there is a possibility he has been idealised.
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SofashopperReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 May 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Emotional
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If a tearjerker is your kind of thing, then this is a masterpiece. All the characters are played well as they evolve through the story. There are times when I think perhaps too much was put into the characters, but the brilliance of the actors brings them back into proportion.
ireneenglandReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 April 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Nice
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Nice story line,quite sad in parts.
EvaReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 August 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
I can watch that film again and again. I ...
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I can watch that film again and again. I respect actors for choosing to play their roles, because it requires a lot of skill and understanding to achieve the effect that the film delivers.
ianReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 November 2012
4.0 out of 5 stars
Very Very Good Film
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Very good film well acted which shows the trauma a family goes through when their son is killed in a car crash which his girl friend survives and then finds out she is pregnant. Can recommend
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