• Another Year (2010)

Another Year

Release Date: December 29th, 2010

DVD Release Date: June 7th, 2011

PG-13 |2 hr 9 min

Plot Summary

Tom (Jim Broadbent) and Gerri (Ruth Sheen) are an older couple who have been happily married for a long time, making them an anomaly among their friends and family members. Gerri's friend Mary (Lesley Manville) is a single woman whose husband left her and who disguises her loneliness. Gerri tries to fix her up with another friend, Ken (Peter Wight), but is taken aback when Mary is more interested in the couple's adult son, Joe (Oliver Maltman), a lawyer who is considerably younger than she is.

Cast: Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville, Oliver Maltman, Peter Wight, David Bradley, Martin Savage, Karina Fernandez

Director: Mike Leigh

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Thin Man Films, Simon Channing Williams

Keywords: Amusing, Marriage, Wife, Love, Son, Relationships, England, Friend, Quest, Husband, House, Charming, Forbidden love, Moving, 2010s, Family

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Ray BennettThe Hollywood Reporter

    Acutely observed but gloomy and lacking narrative, it tells of 12 months in the life of a decent but dull suburban couple and their friends, most of whom you would go out of your way to avoid at a party. show more

  • 85
    Michelle OrangeMovieline

    It's as subversive and penetrating a treatment of the British character as we get on the big screen, and it's why I don't mind that Leigh keeps them coming 'round with the reliability of the cocktail hour. show more

  • 75
    Ella TaylorNPR

    Another Year is a stacked deck of a movie that draws a harshly unforgiving, sometimes smug line between boomers who've made good and those who've fallen by the wayside. show more

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Awards

Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Winner Best Foreign Film
Amandaprisen (2011)
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)