UK

Synopsis

Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket. Their daughter Rachel cleans in a home for elderly people, and their son Rory is unemployed and aggressive. The joy has gone out of Phil's and Penny's life, but when Rory suffers a sudden heart attack and has to be rushed to hospital, they are finally brought together to rediscover their love.

Director's Biography

Mike Leigh's Filmography:

1999 TOPSY-TURVY
1997 CAREER GIRLS
1996 SECRETS AND LIES
1993 NAKED
1992 A SENSE OF HISTORY
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Mike Leigh

Written by: Mike Leigh

Produced by: Simon Channing-Williams

Cinematography: Dick Pope

Editing: Lesley Walker

Production Design: Eve Stewart

Costume Design: Jacqueline Durran

Make-Up & Hair: Christine Blundell

Original Score: Andrew Dickson

Main Cast: Ruth Sheen (Maureen ), Marion Bailey (Carol), Timothy Spall (Phil), Lesley Manville (Penny ), Alison Garland (Rachel), James Corden (Rory), Jean Ainslie (Old Lady), Badi Uzzaman (Passengers), Parvez Qadir (Passengers)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Director 2002
  • European Actor 2002
  • People's Choice Award 2002
  • Feature Film Selection 2002