The Carer

The Carer

DVD - 2017
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Diagnosed with a rare form of Parkinson's Disease, ailing theatrical legend Sir Michael Gifford is terminally ill. He's also foul-mouthed, irascible, and highly resistant to the concept of allowing a full time care giver into his home. Out of sheer necessity but hardly convicted at the notion herself, Sir Michael's daughter Sophia reluctantly brings in a candidate to interview for the job.
Publisher: Riegelsville, PA : Corinth Films, [2017]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Performers: Brian Cox, Emilia Fox, Roger Moore.
UPC: 896137001344
Call Number: DVD C

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matcat44
Nov 04, 2017

Although this theme has been used before in a very good French film, I did enjoy this, good acting and well directed.

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BritCrimeDramaFan
May 24, 2017

Very enjoyable story reminiscent of the highly acclaimed "Me Before You". Here, the patient is curmudgeonly Brian Cox, an old, ailing Shakespearean actor, who has gone through numerous "carers" due to his sour disposition. Along comes a spirited young candidate, with a similar love of Shakespeare and acting, who is determined not to let the rude and irritating Sir Gifford get to her. A friendship is forged, not without difficulty, that reveals deeper messages of honoring the elderly and respecting differences. Excellent acting and writing, with just the right dose of humor make viewing "The Carer" a joy!

tuscany1 Nov 30, 2016

Hungarian production, strong cast, contemporary setting and interesting storyline - dying Thespian meets Hungarian carer who has dramatic aspirations herself.

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