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.
I’ll be taking a pass after I see Joker on the 3rd next month, I’m still saving May next year for Scoob.
I saw this trailer yesterday. Looks like an alright film but the whole cancer thing is something I want to avoid as it’s just too soon for me right now.
I can completely understand that. These types of movies can really hit too close sometimes.
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…)
Definitely check out Hostiles!
yeah I need to watch this, especially given how much you have been pimping it!! =P Alrighty, I’m gonna sit down now and watch it, finally! =D
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.