First Glance: “Ordinary Love”

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Movies about loved ones battling illnesses touch on things everyone has or will experience at some point in their lives. At the same time they can often be too manipulative and melodramatic. There’s a fine line to walk but when they get it right these movies can be very affecting.

“Ordinary Love” has the dressings of a run-of-the-mill drama, but the new trailer left me feeling like this one could have some real substance. It starts with the casting. Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville play a loving husband and wife who have their worlds rocked when she discovers she has cancer. The film looks to take an intimate and unvarnished look at their relationship as much if not more so than the illness.

“Ordinary Love” is set to release sometimes before the end of 2019. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

8 thoughts on “First Glance: “Ordinary Love”

  1. These sorta stories don’t interest me for whatever reason. Thanks again though for bringing another film to my attention! I’m still looking forward to Antlers, and am yet to watch Cooper’s last film (Hostiles I think it was called? I’m pretty sure its on my computer somewhere…)

  2. Having lost my Mom at only 52 , when I was 28 and then when my wife was diagnosed 12 years ago ( thankfully she is now cancer free) this trailer hit me quite hard . But I never shy away from these type of movies because often it helps deal with emotions one still has bottled up . Plus the cast looks great , so I’ll be seeing it , but with plenty of tissues I imagine .

    • Oh yes, these types of movies definitely hit close to home. You are so right, when they’re done well they can really help deal with things. Hoping this is a good one.

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