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Karen

<3 <3 <3

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Greg

heart wrenching story with an interesting bit of reflection on the past with the flashback to when Heather had last been at the place the caller used to work at. Saddening.

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Donna

I interpreted that last scene as Heather deciding, after her call with John, to move forward with her life, to pursue love, to open herself again to old experiences (the jazz club) and to new (connection with her coworker). The call--and her connection with the troubled caller--made a ...Read more

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Nicole

sally hawkins is a jem. great watch, amazing acting

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Blanca

Sally Hawkins is one of our best actresses - touching film.

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Sahan

The acting is superb.

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Justine

Beautifully done.

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Serena

Reminded me of an episode of Inside No. 9...

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Denise

Very moving and a well written script. A tragic and difficulty sitation where the acting could not have been better.

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Mariam

Lovely film with always delightful actors, could have done without the opening scene of her getting to the call center and the tacked on romance ending. The overwrought song at the end/over the credits kinda detracted from the melancholy tone and took it into melodrama for me.

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Byron

Great short film. Watched it twice. The invisible Jim Broadent is marvellous. Sally Hawkins superb.

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susan

A really beautiful film. The Acting was superb and it did indeed feel like a feature length film, only shorter.

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Grace

sweet and sad

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Roger

Lovely

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Oscar

Had it been 23 mins would've bee too long. WOW!! Superbly Done. Thank you.

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Christine

Great short film! It was tense and moving enough to almost feel like a full feature. Definitely worth 1 credit.

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Regina

Moving film about the preciousness of life and time

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John

Great acting. Terrible script.

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Norman

painfully sweet

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Pamela

This is the first month that I've had extra credits at the end of the month so I decided to watch some short films that have been on my list for a while. I'm so glad I did. Somehow this sad story leaves you feeling full of hope. Maybe if I think about it for a bit I can figure out how it did ...Read more

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Robyn

Lovely short film..

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Lynne

Wonderful. Superb acting, great script.

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Maureen

Great acting from both conveying such powerful emotions.

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Dale

Powerful film.

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Barbara

Confirmed what I always knew - quality life is about relationship - and made me think about what my responsibility is to those I know are dealing with great loss.

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L

Depressing.

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Estrelita

Really moving. Perfect short film.

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Lydia

Sad but lovely too. Well done.

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Winnie

It is a wonderful short. I am thinking about volunteering for a suicide prevention organization because of the film.

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Pati

Really Hawkins is an amazing actress. She is so effortlessly in conveying such emotion.

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Dawne

Agreed. And Jim Broadbent is always so wonderful.

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Cristine

Beautifully done little film. Fine acting, very absorbing. Left me with a good feeling.

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Cynthia

Oh gosh, I watched this after the 2nd anniversary of my husband's death. It was lovely and touching. I can live without him (30 years together), and have never felt like I couldn't go on, but could still sympathize with the despair of Stan's (John's) loss.

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Shrujan

Such a movie makes one feel closer to being.
Thank you for making it....

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dee

Wow, this is great writing and acting. I like the viewer needs to engage with the ending. Beautiful and moving acting

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Karen

Take a risk, be brave, leap into the unknown,

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Florence

It took some time but eventually I logged into my Library account!

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kay louise

Did NOT like the ending...so sad-Oh, you mean the young couple....was well done-so poignant...Missed his wife like (A Man called) Ove-Swedish. Sally and Jim's voices were so perfect..

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Stephanoe

All aspects of this film are superb.
Writing, acting, cinematography.
Well done.

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David

Good performance. Well done.

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Max

A bit hard to watch, I have been married 44 years.

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Suzanne

Perfect!

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Laura

The acting was corny at the beginning and the end. The main portion was powerful. Overall enjoyed it. 3/5.

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Sosina

Sally Hawkins is amazing as always!

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evelyn

sally hawkins performance was so good.

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Barbara

Very moving

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Barbara

Very good

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natalie

this was....a lot

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Henriette

Touching & uplifting

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Syd

Very good!