Watched Apr 14, 2012
Christalla Kyriacou’s review:
It's He's Just Not That Into You but deeply deeply depressing.
At first I was unsure about this film. There was a lot of over the top British stiff upper lip, people singing in pubs all the time (did people sing in pubs back in 1950?) and Tom Hiddleston's Freddy seemed like a complete dick (and I LOVE Tom Hiddleston). But the more I watched - and it's not a long film at all - the more drawn into this I got and the more I sympathised with both characters. Hester is deeply troubled. Caught between the devil and the deep blue sea (geddit?) she at first appears to have two choices: a stifling, childless marriage to an older man she doesn't love or an affair with a cocky ex RAF pilot suffering from the psychological effects of the recent war and who doesn't return the love she feels for him. She chooses the latter, which traps her in the loneliness of non-reciprocated love and leads to her spiralling ever deeper into depression.
Rachel Weisz is truly brilliant in this film, conveying such sadness at times that you cannot help but feel sympathy for her.