Broken Lines

Broken Lines

After the sudden death of his father, a newly-engaged Jewish man plunges into a charged love affair with an attached young waitress . Both are searching for happiness and don’t want to give up on their life-long dreams, but are trapped by their existing responsibilities to the lives they have already created. 2.5 out of 5 based on 8 reviews
Broken Lines

Omniscore:

Certificate
Genre Drama
Director Sallie Aprahamian
Cast Olivia Williams, Dan Fredenburgh, Doraly Rosa Paul Bettany
Studio Axiom Films
Release Date September 2011
Running Time 97 mins
 

After the sudden death of his father, a newly-engaged Jewish man plunges into a charged love affair with an attached young waitress . Both are searching for happiness and don’t want to give up on their life-long dreams, but are trapped by their existing responsibilities to the lives they have already created.

Reviews

The Guardian

Catherine Shoard

There's the germ of a Mike Leighish masterpiece in this hand-wringing romance...

29/09/2011

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The Evening Standard

Derek Malcolm

Paul Bettany is the husband and his tour de force performance lights up the screen more than anything else.

30/09/2011

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The Independent

Anthony Quinn

Some good acting enlivens this modest and not altogether believable drama of thwarted passion in North London's Finsbury Park.

20/09/2011

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Screen

Lee Marshall

...an uneven ride.

28/08/2008

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Time Out

David Jenkins

Director Sallie Aprahamian holds us at a remove from the material, so it’s tough to take anything meaningful away from it.

29/09/2011

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The Times

Kate Muir

...the adulterous plot seems dated and depressing.

30/09/2011

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The Sunday Times

Edward Porter

[Aprahamian's] depiction of the film’s north London background is vivid enough to justify her big-screen ambitions. Yet she is stuck with a screenplay — by the film’s lead actors, Dan Fredenburgh and Doraly Rosa — that would have been more at home in a minor midweek drama on BBC1.

02/10/2011

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Empire Magazine

Patrick Peters

a ponderous melodrama that struggles to accommodate its Jewish subtext and keep its more marginal characters occupied.

05/10/2011

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