To Olivia

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6.41 h 33 min2022X-Ray13+
Based on the true story of novelist Roald Dahl and his film star wife, Patricia Neal, whose lives were tragically turned upside-down after their daughter contracted the measles virus and died in the 1960s. Her passing devastated the couple, yet their shared grief became a source of redemption and strength, ultimately leading Dahl to write the renowned classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Directors
John Hay
Starring
Hugh BonnevilleKeeley HawesConleth Hill
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Sam Heughan
Producers
Donall McCuskerNick QuestedAdrian PolitowskiMartin Metz
Studio
Vertical Entertainment
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4.3 out of 5 stars

360 global ratings

  1. 62% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 19% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 11% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 4% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 4% of reviews have 1 stars
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K. GuittarReviewed in the United States on August 5, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Touching story, well acted
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I liked that the film didn't skirt away from the darker side of the story. The ultimate resolution was uplifting, but it was not presented as a "happy ever after" fairy tale...it was very true to life of the grief and sometimes ugliness of dealing with tragedy. Great performances from all, but particularly enjoyed the cameo by Sam Heughan as Paul Newman. He nailed it!
4 people found this helpful
v. l.Reviewed in the United States on May 5, 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
Forget this one
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Two highly interesting characters in real life---planted in a tragic period without context of all that was fascinating about each of them. They come from nowhere, play out a the tragic loss of their child without building upon her stroke, their son's tragic life the shunt invented by Dahl, her recovery, the baby that was killed by a taxi in NYC. Doesn't do justice to a marriage that went through hell. Feels like a series Episode.
Dr. VishnuReviewed in the United States on June 15, 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
Too sad
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This film is so excruciatingly SAD that we turned it off after awhile. Sorry John Hay (director). There's do much sadness and melodrama in the world right now that his story just take one over the top. Enjoy if that's your thing. Stop if it's not.
N,N, and NReviewed in the United States on April 24, 2022
2.0 out of 5 stars
Disappointing.
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While the acting was pretty good (except for Sam Heughan - really punching above his weight trying to play Paul Newman), the story of Neal and Dahl involved so much more. Perhaps it would've been impossible to give their lives a comprehensive treatment, but the story definitely felt unfinished as presented. I would not recommend this movie.
AliceReviewed in the United States on April 30, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Thank You!
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Beautifully done. Wonderful to watch a nice movie again!
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JenniferReviewed in the United States on November 19, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Not region free
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Really want to watch this! The description says region free but will not play in the USA. Returned
2 people found this helpful
C. ChandlerReviewed in the United States on July 20, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good story
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I like this video telling the Ron Dahl story I did not know. It took awhile to get the DVD as it was from the UK.
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Techie Working MotherReviewed in the United States on May 11, 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
What was I thinking?
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Hard subject matter, but it just drug on and on. Wanted to like it but it just never captured my interest at all. Ended up fast forwarding through a lot of it.
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