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      45 Years

      R Released Dec 23, 2015 1 hr. 33 min. Drama TRAILER for 45 Years: Trailer 1 List
      97% 211 Reviews Tomatometer 67% 10,000+ Ratings Audience Score As their 45th wedding anniversary approaches, a woman (Charlotte Rampling) learns that her husband (Tom Courtenay) was once engaged to someone else. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Feb 20 Buy Now

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      45 Years offers richly thought-provoking rewards for fans of adult cinema -- and a mesmerizing acting showcase for leads Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay.

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      Kai W With how subtle the couple's relationship problems are addressed, Rampling's character is felt through the scenes. This film shows that on the surface, marriages can be long and happy on the surface until the past re-emerges. The cinematography and editing really makes it even more genuine. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/29/23 Full Review Alec B Rampling's performance is a masterclass in subtlety and I appreciate that Haigh kept the movie short because it's so achingly sad. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 12/13/23 Full Review Georgan G This excellent screenplay jumps right into events of 50 years ago. Clearly troubled, the husband's reaction is noticed by his wife. The ending left me sad. SPOILER ALERT: It also leaves me wondering if he is a murderer. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/18/23 Full Review Carrie G Quiet and subtle, but packs a devastating punch. Amazing performance my Charlotte Rampling. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/20/23 Full Review Charlie G First of all, the film is worth watching for the intimacy of the camera work and the superb acting. Critics gave it 97% while the audience score was around 67% and, ironically, I believe this is due to what is supposed to the its main strength, the ending. Kate finds out, a la "Rebecca" that she has been fighting the dead lover of her husband kept alive by his memories both physical and nostalgic The denoument is revealed in the lyrics of a very famous crooner's song as she begins to realise the importance of them to her relationship. I won't name the song. It is laughable when someone takes the trouble to put pen to paper and set up meetings to have the thing produced and people like myself suggest " What you should have done is ..." However here goes. The ending is perhaps too subtle and there are other possible reasons for Kate's demenour in the final seconds. Firstly, I actually thought she was "losing it", something sort of hinted about her husband. Secondly, at one point when she was looking at the slides in the loft and discovered that her adversary had been expecting I thought perhaps she would realise that her husband had killed his former partner on the mountain top for declaring she was leaving him and going off with the guy that had teamed up with them and with whom she was connecting. He actually declares to Kate her laughter drove him mad. Sadly, it was not to be and it did engender a sort of let down. That said I am glad I watched it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 08/25/23 Full Review Frances D It was slow starting but then it really got my attention. Very well acted. I Loved it and may watch it again. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 07/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Sara Michelle Fetters A drama of profound majesty sure to be marveled at for many years to come. Rated: 4/4 Aug 16, 2016 Full Review Jake Coyle Associated Press How many great movies could be written across the enigmatic, profound face of Charlotte Rampling? Hundreds? Thousands? At any rate, Andrew Haigh's 45 Years is one of them. May 10, 2016 Full Review Sandra Hall Sydney Morning Herald This story, which grows richer the more you think about it, is a rueful acknowledgment of the fact that few of us can. Rated: 4/5 Mar 4, 2016 Full Review Jordan Brooks Vague Visages 45 Years is unconcerned with the “cuteness” of love — Haigh wants to know what makes it tick. Aug 1, 2023 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies Rampling and Courtenay are a joy to watch. They are so perfectly in tune with the naturalistic flow of the script, and there is never a question about their characters or their relationship. Rated: 4.5/5 Aug 20, 2022 Full Review Nikki Baughan An absolute must watch, and undoubtedly the best British film of the year. Sep 29, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis As their 45th wedding anniversary approaches, a woman (Charlotte Rampling) learns that her husband (Tom Courtenay) was once engaged to someone else.
      Andrew Haigh
      Andrew Haigh
      IFC Films
      Production Co
      The Bureau
      R (Language|Brief Sexuality)
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 23, 2015, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 14, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
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