“Never Steady, Never Still” should serve as Kathleen Hepburn’s launching pad to bigger things. So much of the film hinges on Shirley Henderson’s performance and Hepburn knowing where to push the narrative and how to hang back. This natural almost Loach style approach strikes a fascinating balance. It shows the indignity of Parkinson’s and how families are restructured around people suffering with the disease. The subplot about the adult son getting an oil field job serves the main point.

Still, I only found myself fascinated by watching Henderson slowly break down. It’s fascinating stuff and I’m quite glad that I got the chance to watch it.


  • 1 hr and 52 mins
  • Not Rated
  • levelFILM

RELEASE DATE: 6/29/18 (LA)

  • 88%
    Content Score - 88%

The Plot Thus Far

A mother struggles to take control of her life in the face of advanced Parkinson’s disease, while her son battles his sexual and emotional identity amongst the violence of Alberta’s oil field work camps.

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