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The More You Ignore Me (2018)

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Set to the songs of The Smiths, THE MORE YOU IGNORE ME is a darkly funny coming-of-age story of dysfunctional family life in the 1980s. Gina is a young mother, whose efforts to be a loving mother and wife are undermined by her declining mental health. Things deteriorate when she develops an obsession with the local weatherman, which leads to an admission to the nearby psychiatric hospital. Over the years, as she grows up, her daughter Alice struggles to relate to her heavily medicated mum, and causes chaos when she comes up with a plan to reconnect with her, which divides the family forever and leads to a moving climax.

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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

It is a bit rough around the edges at times, with some pretty broad dramatic effects, but the narrative motor keeps humming and the sheer force of sympathy drives it along.

July 6, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

An appealing, bittersweetly funny tale of a Morrissey-mad teenage girl whose life is regularly derailed by her mother's worsening mental state.

July 5, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A hard look at emotional instability but the drama and comedy never mesh and remain jarringly apart.

October 22, 2020 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Warm British comedy deals with mental health, adult themes.

October 16, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's a disjointed but affecting story with the emotional rush of a good pop song.

October 12, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Keith English's film of Jo Brand's novel has a typical Brit-flick kind of hokiness, and this limits the poignancy of the heroine's relationship with her mother.

July 9, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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