The More You Ignore Me

2018

Comedy

71
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 80%
IMDb Rating 5.8 10 275

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Cast

Ella Hunt as Anna
Mark Addy as David 'Dave'
Sheridan Smith as Jenny
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800.82 MB
1280*720
English
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23.976 fps
98 min
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1.51 GB
1920×1080
English
NR
23.976 fps
98 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by smwoodford-46802 9 / 10 / 10

Nobody had their phone out !

The real measure of how good a film is in our house is how many people have their phones out while watching! During this really funny and, at the same time, very moving film not one phone was seen! Our house consisted of a 15 year old girl, 2 20-somethings and 2 50-somethings and we were all engaged from start to finish with the wonderful story line from Jo Brand and the great acting from the whole cast. The whole issue of mental health is handled well - I think a lot of people will relate to those moments when you have to laugh or else you'll cry. Highly recommended !

Reviewed by timb0-966-53179 9 / 10 / 10

Beautiful and accurate film.

Having worked with patients suffering from serious mental health problems for many years I am always interested in how the subject is portrayed on film. The film is set in the seventies and eighties and in terms of options available to people with bipolar disorder (this is essentially what is being portrayed) the options were largely around lithium (which is still used) and old style injectable phenothiazines that patients feel dulls their experience. Although the patient here appears to have bipolar disorder she is treated with injectables which did happen and probably still does. The picture presents the effect of such management well and the picture of someone who is too demotivated to leave their chair, sits smoking for hours and is unreactive is familiar to anyone who would have worked in mental health in the eighties. I think the beauty of this film is that it is very engaging and very quickly I began to care about the characters. Jo Brand is always very good value and although she has been a writer, actor and comedian for many years the psychiatric nurse is just below the surface and this comes across in the film very well. Keith English's direction brings one very close to the characters and I think accurately portrays the concerns of families caring for people with mental health difficulties. There are some minutes of high comedy but the tagline of 'you can't choose your family' is very accurate. You really can't choose family members and some of the ones depicted here you really would not want. I did think that the film depicted the concerns of family members well, from their lives being caught up with caring for a relative to the worry about whether they are in some way responsible for their relative's illness (they are not). The nineteen-eighties are not that far away in time and with no internet, no mobiles and a world in which much of what was happening came through the television it was fun to see how far things have moved on. The over crowded décor of the seventies and eighties - the house being too cold for comfort and the isolation of small communities from urban centres all rang very true to me and although I live near London at the moment I grew up near many such places where a bus coming through was the highlight of the day. Keith English captures this all very well and there is massive attention to detail in making sure the illusion is not shattered. A warm, kind and gentle film which stirs up some genuine emotions. Happily for people with bipolar disorder there are better options too and the days of people being either so ill that they need hospitalisation or being overly sedated are now way behind us.

Reviewed by paulsmithson-192-243826 9 / 10 / 10

Absolutely superb except one thing

I loved every minute of this movie. It tackled a very difficult topic with grace, compassion and insight. To do all of this whilst being so watchable and entertaining is pure genius. The writing, directing and filming is never short of brilliant and a wonderful rollercoaster ride of comedy, sadness, and romance with touches of intrigue and excitement for good measure. And the acting. What can I say. There wasn't a single weak performance. It is hard to pick anyone out for special praise as the whole ensemble were top notch and deserve a mantlepiece full of gongs. My one criticism, and my reason for deducting a star, is that the brilliant recreation of the 1980s, which was meticulous to the smallest detail, was shattered when Sheridan Smith's extensive ink work was revealed towards the end. Seriously? Did any woman have that much ink (or even any ink) in the 1980s. Why be so realistic with all the attention to detail of all posters in the background and then have clear shots of tattoos that are clearly post 2000? I'd consider this a major blooper. But, tattoos to one side, and this still remains a brilliant movie and one that deserves as wide an audience as possible. If you appreciate movies that are more than car chases and guns then this is worth adding to your must watch list.

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