No, you have something in your eye – a new trailer for romantic tearjerker Ordinary Love gives us a glimpse of the loving relationship between Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville‘s characters.
They star as long-married couple Tom and Joan, who according to the film’s synopsis, share “their set habits, cozy bickering, and [the] assumption of a long walk together into the sunset.”
However, when Joan finds a lump in her breast, “it soon becomes clear that cancer will radically change each of them and their relationship.” The intense pressures of her medical treatment apparently brings long-buried secrets concerning their marriage to the surface, setting the scene for some emotional revelations.
Check out the poignant trailer below.
Directed by Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn, who previously made the acclaimed punk rock-themed indie drama Good Vibrations, whose stars included Doctor Who‘s Jodie Whittaker, Ordinary Love opens in U.S. theaters on Valentine’s Day.
The movie, which has a screenplay by Northern Irish playwright Owen McCafferty, attracted a raft of positive reviews at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, where the acting of Neeson and Manville was widely praised.
Ordinary Love seems likely to continue Manville’s hot streak following last year’s Oscar-nominated performance opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in Phantom Thread and her BAFTA-nominated performance in the BBC sitcom Mum.
And for Neeson, it represents an intriguing shift of gear following last year’s action-centric roles in Men in Black: International and Cold Pursuit. He also made a brief voice cameo in last year’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
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