Better Things (2008)
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as Gail Wilson
as Tess Baker
as Nan Wilson
as Mr. Gladwin
as Mrs. Gladwin
as Tess's Mom
as Mr. Wilson
as Mrs. Wilson
Critic Reviews for Better Things
An inventive, unclichéd example of British realism which shines a light into rarely explored social territory and the unexamined lives of its characters.
It's a miserable film, really, but it might just get you thinking - and make you grateful for what you've got.
The ironies are always cruel and never comic in British writer-director Duane Hopkins's striking debut, an austere, though empathetic, insightful and technically crisp slice of social realism.
The young director fails to inject us under the skin of his plotless drama of overdoses and funerals, but he clearly has talent to burn.
This is a dark and painful film, but one with a fervent belief in the possibility of love.
Audience Reviews for Better Things
Slightly disappointing in that this could have been a really great film. Better Things is realistic and gritty, but has a very depressed tone to it, this suits it's subject matter, yet the uncertainty of story order sometimes confuses and whilst the characters are not all linked as such, there is a common link in the situations themselves. I just feel this film is missing a special ingredient that should have made it a really talked about, interesting, hard hitting film.
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