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The Carer

Summary
Diagnosed with a rare form of Parkinson's Disease, ailing theatrical legend Sir Michael Gifford (Brian Cox) is terminally ill -- as well as foul-mouthed and entirely irascible. However, he's determined not to let his affliction stand in the way of what could well be his final on-stage appearance -- a ceremony by the Critic's Guild of Great Britain honoring him with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Good
  • Brian Cox is killer
Bad
  • The movie is so dry.
6.9
Fair
Video - 6.8
Audio - 7
Movie - 6.1
Special Features - 7.5

The Carer is the second damn Brian Cox is elderly movie I’ve reviewed this summer. Suffering from Parkinson’s, Cox plays a theatrical star who is trying to make the most of his time left. Shot ages ago due to the fact that Sir Roger Moore is appearing above ground, it’s not a surprise that the film didn’t have a pulse in America. It’s practically so British that it shits the Queen.

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If it gets anything wrong, the film fails because it asks an audience to become emotionally involved with an ill-defined dynamic. The DVD comes with patron interviews and a trailer. I wish we had something more like we get with the Film Movement proper releases. But, I take getting the chance to see movies like The Carer that don’t get major play in America.

The Carer is now available from Corinth

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Troy Anderson is the Owner/Editor-in-Chief of AndersonVision. He uses a crack team of unknown heroes to bring you the latest and greatest in Entertainment News.

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