The Carer

Film, Drama
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Hungarian immigrant Dorottya yearns to pursue a career in acting, so she seizes the opportunity to learn from one of the greats by filling the position of carer to irascible theatrical legend Sir Michael Gifford. At first, Sir Michael bullies Dorottya like his previous carers and she weathers the storm, hoping that he will become her mentor. When the patient learns that he shares a passion for Shakespeare with Dorottya, his demeanour mellows and the seeds of a tender friendship begin to blossom.

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Rated: 15
Release date: Friday August 5 2016
Duration: 88 mins

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By all means make films for "old people". This is obviously aimed at the more mature audience. The issue I have with it is it's too weak, it's lazy & obvious.

Brian Cox is a great actor, but this needed someone else to bring it to life (Peter O'Toole, if he was still around, would have been perfect).

The familiar plot is that of a young carer looking after a cranky impossible eccentric , it's sentimental, it's totally predictable, & it's jolly tedious.