Although it's not the masterpiece some claim it to be, the breathless originality and vibrant performances of the film carry it through.
A note on the viewing: Watched on a 40" widescreen HD television on Blu-ray disc in full 1080p high definition. Fox's BD release isn't great. Image quality is unpredictable. I suspect it was transferred from an old or poor quality source.
Social realism is something British cinema does well, and Wreckers is another quality example of that genre (if one can call it a genre). It is the debut feature of Dictynna Hood, and stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy, two superb young actors, as a newly married couple David and Dawn living in a rugged farmhouse. They seem happy in the life they have built, although it is suggested early on that there may be fertility issues.
Their happiness is…