Time Out says
As each of the main characters in ‘Everyday’ subtly ages (or not so subtly in the case of the children), we watch as Karen occasionally visits her husband in prison with the kids in tow – meetings loaded with tension and sadness. Back at home, everyday events (meals, going to school, shifts at the pub) are coloured by absence and strain. The unusually extended shooting period and Winterbottom’s decision to cast siblings as the kids make for a strangely intimate and powerful depiction of time passing and the peaks and troughs of childhood. Winterbottom keeps things quietly observational and in-the-moment: we don’t know, for example, how long Ian’s sentence is, and, at one point, his apparent release turns out to be just for a few hours. This fragmentary and unimposing style of storytelling – coupled with exemplary performances of bottled-up fear, anger and sorrow from Henderson and Simm – means that it’s all the more powerful when the film’s climax turns out to be so moving and affecting.
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