Care

2018

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IMDb Rating 7.1 10 42

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Sheridan Smith as Jenny
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90 min
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90 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by vicky-51523 6 / 10 / 10

No no no, and it could have been so good.

Beautifully acted, Alison Steadman's portrayal of a dementia sufferer was faultless to the smallest detail - the small mewling noises she made to express herself broke my heart every time, gosh I know those... and Sheridan Smiths role was played equally well, you could feel her inner guilt when she coped less than perfectly, beautifully understated. I made myself sit through this knowing how deeply it could affect me thinking it may be healthy for me to revisit, to open those dark cupboards you stuff full of the pain you go through being a carer for a parent with dementia, and for a while it was every bit as good as I would expect from Jimmy McGovern and this cast. Then towards the end it fell flat on its face. The viewer is outrageously cheated with a happy ending when there ARE no happy endings with parental care because you don't just find the perfect care home like that, and the shoddy care homes are not revealed on the first day your parent moves in - they just aren't, and the staff don't suddenly come clean with you in reality, mistakes are hidden and remain hidden.. and - most outrageously of all - you don't find a sudden untapped source of financial support so you can put your loved one in the care home from heaven. The story just broke and then the realism became absurd and misplaced. What a shame, this could have been absolute dynamite, but instead it feels like the greatest cop out I've ever seen from a drama with such a distinguished pedigree. I cant mark it as low as I feel it deserves in respect of the two main actors who did a grand job with what they had, but I feel like I've been sidelined, robbed and cheated, and so will all the many struggling family carers who go through to the bitter end. This drama portrays the 1% lottery winners. It tries to be real but it fails miserably, the handsome Prince comes along and sweeps Cinderella off her feet. We aren't children and this subject matter shouldn't be served up like a fairy story, its just plain wrong. Steadman and Smith's performances are wasted and in my opinion lead you to invest more than you really should.

Reviewed by Prismark10 10 / 10 / 10

Broken

With Jimmy McGovern you expect hard hitting drama but also some tenderness. Co-written with Gillian Juckes, this one off drama is based on Juckes real life experiences. Sheridan Smith plays Jenny, a single mother of two young kids whose mother Mary (Alison Steadman) suffers from a stroke while driving a car. Mary is left partly brain damaged, unable to function. At an assessment she eats a tea bag. The hospital wants to discharge her, a care home she goes to struggles to provide for her because of cutbacks. Jenny struggles to deal with her mother at home. Her sister is of little help. When Jenny finds a decent care home, she finds herself fighting to get a continuing healthcare package to pay for her care. It is gruelling viewing, the hospital, the care home are all reeling from the effects of government cutbacks. What makes Care stand out is when Mary is appearing to be speaking gibberish, her thoughts get translated. At an assessment her thoughts tells the viewer that she wants to go home, they are not looking after her in the hospital. I was put off by the soft filtered look of the drama. I have no idea why it was done this way.

Reviewed by tecs-569-995210 10 / 10 / 10

Incredible acting

Two incredible actresses with a heart wrenching and compassionate script which they deliver brilliantly. I cried throughout and felt the pain Sheridan Smith portrayed. Superb drama from the BBC.

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