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What They Had (15)*Tickets available on the door
Mon 15 April @ 8:00 pm£7 – £10
What They Had (15) – 2018, USA, 110 mins
Director: Elizabeth Chomko
From first-time writer/director Elizabeth Chomko, WHAT THEY HAD centers on a family in crisis. Bridget (Hilary Swank) returns home to Chicago at her brother’s (Michael Shannon) urging to deal with her ailing mother (Blythe Danner) and her father’s (Robert Forster) reluctance to let go of their life together.
“Tough decisions loom for all involved in this story. To its everlasting credit, “What They Had” remains uncompromising while also giving these essentially decent people the fates they deserve. Chomko (a fine actress in her own right) has written a script so good and so rich and so actor-friendly, we understand why this world-class cast was drawn to the material.
Shannon and Swank are sensational. Not to take their respective talents for granted, but it would be an upset if they WEREN’T great in these wonderfully written roles. Blythe Danner does a remarkable job of conveying Ruth’s irreversible path into total memory loss without turning her into a movie-of-the-week cliché. Most notable of all: Robert Forster’s career-crowning performance as Burt.”
Doors open for fine wines and all manner of drinks at 7pm. Film at 8pm