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Belonging (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 12 September 2004
Middle-aged Jess Copplestone is left to look after the elderly relatives of her husband Jacob and to make a new life for herself, after he leaves her for a younger woman.

Director:

Christopher Menaul

Writers:

Stevie Davies (novel), Alan Plater (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brenda Blethyn ... Jess Copplestone
Kevin Whately ... Jacob Copplestone
Rosemary Harris ... May
Anna Massey ... Brenda
Peter Sallis ... Nathan
Jill Baker ... Cathy
Fiona O'Shaughnessy ... Stephanie
Matthew Marsh ... Peter Fox
Maisy Taylor Maisy Taylor ... Nella
Tom Bennett ... PC Cowley
Joe Van Moyland Joe Van Moyland ... Luke
Roisin Rae Roisin Rae ... Waitress
Eliza Hunt Eliza Hunt ... Jane Ventress
Muriel Pavlow ... Dorothy
Helen Masters ... Hazel
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Middle-aged Jess Copplestone is left to look after the elderly relatives of her husband Jacob and to make a new life for herself, after he leaves her for a younger woman.

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Elhagyatva See more »

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The Producers Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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May: If you want my advice... If you're looking for criminals, go down to the Town Hall and arrest the Council. Lock them up and throw the key in the river. Or better still, keep the key and throw the *Council* in the river.
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Another fine performance
11 November 2005 | by JimPearsonSee all my reviews

Yet another excellent performance from Brenda Blethyn, who seems to excel in playing this type of character. But the limelight in this case has to be shared with Rosemary Harris, playing the mother-in-law, who has some excellent lines and delivers them well. Both turn in top quality performances. Many good, well known British actors in the supporting cast also add to the overall effect, including Kevin Whately, who devotees of the British TV show Inspector Morse will know as Sgt. Lewis. Here he is much and does a good job of playing the errant husband. It was an interest contrast to watching him just the previous evening in the first ever Morse, made 17 years earlier.

The plot is simple: what happens when a middle-aged husband leaves his wife for a younger woman. But the result is not exactly predictable, or perhaps to be more exact where Brenda Blethyn movies are concerned, it is predictable that things will not turn out exactly as they would in a more stereotypical tale. No spoilers given. If you enjoyed other of her movies you are certain to enjoy this one.


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