The Arbor

The Arbor

Portrayal of the late Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar. Andrea Dunbar wrote honestly and unflinchingly about her upbringing on the notorious Buttershaw Estate in Bradford and was described as ‘a genius straight from the slums.’ When she died tragically at the age of 29 in 1990, Lorraine was just ten years old. The Arbor revisits the Buttershaw Estate where Dunbar grew up, thirty years on from her original play, telling the powerful true story of the playwright and her daughter Lorraine. Also aged 29, Lorraine had become ostracised from her mother’s family and was in prison undergoing rehab. Re-introduced to her mother’s plays and letters, the film follows Lorraine’s personal journey as she reflects on her own life and begins to understand the struggles her mother faced.

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The Arbor torrent reviews

Jason T (ru) wrote: The film has a few laughs, great cast, and Paul Rudd giving a good likable performance. Sadly the plot is formulaic and it never reaches its true potential.

Callum M (jp) wrote: Not a lot of plot stretched over a lot of film, Arnold's quiet, deliberate style concentrates the mind, taking the audience through one woman's confrontation with revenge. Unfortunately, the leads and the dialogue are not inspiring, and with no music, the few beautiful shots dispersed through the film are barely reward enough for sitting through the film. Interesting, if...well, a bit boring.

Christopher T (fr) wrote: Faithful and enjoyable adaptation. I didn't think David Tennant had the requisite Bardian heft, but he pulls it off. However, I still prefer Branagh's Dane. Next up, Olivier!

Don L (ru) wrote: Best Picture? Really? Another reason I have no respect for the Oscars.

Karrald G (it) wrote: Most fabulous Musical {Sharpay follows of course} and they rocked this role in the Lorelei and Dorothy with their fabulous dance moves (even just strutting) and their smooth vocals not too harsh on the ear.

Roe P (nl) wrote: Loved this movie as a child.

Tom M (mx) wrote: Halloween- The Curse of Michael Myers ties up the series story in a terrible resolution that is both confusing and does not do justice for Michael Myers.

Robert B (nl) wrote: Game of Death (Giorgio Serafini, 2010)An amusing, and unintended, consequence of my watching Giorgio Serafini's Game of Death earlier this week is that it ended up making me like Steven Soderbergh's Haywire, released a year later, and which I watched back in March, even less than I did before. There's a great deal of similarity between the two movies, but Game of Death is (slightly) better in that it knows it's a genre thriller with nothing new to say, and doesn't try to be anything else, while Haywire was trying to be Soderbergh's last good movie, The Limey, and instead ended up being a genre thriller with nothing new to say, though I'm pretty sure you still can't convince Steven Soderbergh of that two years later. Plot: Marcus (White Men Can't Jump's Wesley Snipes) is an undercover CIA agent. In the opening scene, we see him tailing a priest, Clarence (Ghostbusters' Ernie Hudson), back to his church, after which the two have a brief conversation that leads to Marcus telling the tale of his last operation. It should have been an open-and-shut case-Marcs was to act as bodyguard to one Mr. Smith (Licence to Kill's Robert Davi) during a very illegal arms transaction with billionaire Redvale (The Last Don's Quinn Duffy), then assassinate Smith. But things start going wrong from the get-go-first Smith has a heart attack on the way to the meet, so Marcus diverts them to a hospital where Smith is placed under the care of a doctor named Rachel (The Help's Aunjanue Ellis), while Marcus, thanks to hospital regulations, is forced to surrender his weapons. Meanwhile, two of the other CIA agents on the case, Zander (Fist of the North Star's Gary Daniels) and Flor (Kill Bill's Zoe Bell), have gone rogue. They're waiting for Marcus to facilitate the meet, after which their plan is to kill Smith, kill Redvale, kill Marcus, and walk off with a hundred million dollars. Not a bad plan, as long as Marcus isn't standing in the way...This is the kind of thriller that defines the term "bog-standard"; there is not a thing that goes on anywhere in this movie that is not predictable almost from the first few frames. Which is okay as long as you're looking for a predictable thriller (and let's be honest, we all have at various times. Otherwise the Lifetime Movie Network would have gone under years ago). As is often the case, Aunjanue Ellis is the best thing about this from an acting perspective, but most of the cast does a reasonable job with what they're given. Unfortunately, what they're given isn't much. The script is laughable in some places; you can forgive Kurbaan (above) some of its slip-ups where the dialogue is concerned because the writers aren't native English speakers. Here, you have to assume it's because the scriptwriters just didn't care enough to stop us having to wallow through clich after clich in between action sequences. That sort of thing annoys me; your mileage may vary. This is only one to grab when you can't find a single other thriller that looks worth your time. This one isn't, either, but you've probably seen (slightly) worse. * 1/2

Luca D (au) wrote: Film abbastanza inutile se non fosse per il fatto storico raccontato.Il film non emoziona e non trasporta lo spettatore che rimane impassibile a vedere gli eventi.