LOST FOR WORDS 1999 PETE POSTLETHWAITE THORA HIRD

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Lost For Words 1999
PAL or NTSC
Based on Deric Longden's bittersweet account of his beloved
ageing mother's life, Lost for Words was produced for television in
1998. Starring Thora Hird as the indomitable, slightly eccentric
Annie and Pete Postlethwaite as Deric, it's a poignant blend of
sympathetic writing and the strong performances of its leading
actors. The script is crammed with moments of wit and warm humour,
generated by the relationship between the increasingly dependent
Annie and her sometimes bemused but undaunted son.

As it becomes clear that much of the humour comes from
Annie's growing mental frailty, the comedy is absorbed by the
realities of caring for a once-independent human being as she is
debilitated by a series of strokes. Words do indeed fail her. Yet
the fundamental warmth and spirit of her personality remain
undimmed. And it becomes Deric's priority to make sure this is
recognised and understood as the anonymity of public healthcare
threatens to swallow her up. Thanks to Postlethwaite's understated
portrayal of Longden and Hird's rheumy-eyed belligerence, Lost for
Words steers clear of any excess sentimentality. As a result, it is
devastatingly moving--a modest jewel of a television drama
Thora Hird
Pete Postlethwaite
Penny Downie
Jennifer Luckraft
David Shimwell
Anne Reid
Keith Clifford
Eddie Caswell
Tom Higgins
Diana Flacks
Malcolm Hebden
Ruth Holden
Dinah Handley
Katherine Dow Blyton
Gillian Waugh
Dennis Blanch
Kate Dove
Noreen Kershaw
Maxine Burth
Katisha Kenyon
Martin Pearson
Format:dvdr
Encoded:PAL or NTSC
Sourced:Tv
Region:Free
Country:UK
Language:English
Runtime:1:15: mins
Release Date:2000
Filming Locations:London, England
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