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45 Years movie rating: green light


Keenly observed drama about a couple on the eve of their 45th wedding anniversary whose relationship is shaken by an unexpected blast from the past. A career-best performance by Charlotte Rampling culminates in a final moment that is powerfully stunning.
I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

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See also my #WhereAreTheWomen rating of 45 Years for its representation of girls and women.

green light 4 stars

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45 Years (2015)
US/Can release: Dec 23 2015
UK/Ire release: Aug 28 2015

MPAA: rated R for language and brief sexuality
BBFC: rated 15 (strong language, sex)

viewed at home on a small screen

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  • Judy

    Heard an excellent story and review of this on NPR this week; glad you liked it too. Looking forward to seeing it. Love both of them

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