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BBC Radio 5 live – Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review, Sally Hawkins, Eternal Beauty, On the Rocks and The Trial of the Chicago 7

Mark and Simon are joined by Sally Hawkins who talks about her new movie. Plus your essential streaming and cinema reviews including The Trial of the Chicago 7 and On the Rocks.

Mark and Simon are joined by Sally Hawkins who talks about her new movie Eternal Beauty.

Plus your essential streaming film reviews including Aaron Sorkin’s star-studded drama The Trial of the Chicago 7, Sofia Coppola’s On the Rocks, about a young mother reconnecting with her larger-than-life playboy father on an adventure through New York, starring Bill Murray, Rashida Jones and Marlon Wayans.

Mark and Simon also talk you through the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week.

They also recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week and count down the top 10 films at the UK box office.

00:32:24 Box Office Top 10
00:44:07 A Perfectly Normal Family
00:47:27 Sally Hawkins

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Sally Hawkins breaks down the challenges of portraying mental illness in Eternal Beauty



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Sally Hawkins has a fondness for characters that, in her words, “fall in the gaps.”

“I’m aligned with people in life that may not be noticed or are generally stigmatized,” she tells EW. “Those stories are always more interesting. Every single person has a voice. Whether it’s somebody who’s not sorted out or is part of a section of society that is not necessarily treated with compassion. Spinning that on its head and seeing them with love — as soon as we open our hearts and our minds, then we can begin to change.”



a person standing posing for the camera: Sally Hawkins discusses portraying mental illness in 'Eternal Beauty' and her fondness for playing people who 'fall through the gaps.'


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Sally Hawkins discusses portraying mental illness in ‘Eternal Beauty’ and her fondness for playing people who ‘fall through the gaps.’

Hawkins has earned Oscar nominations for her portrayal of two such people, the eternally optimistic Poppy in Happy-Go-Lucky and mute cleaner Elisa in The Shape of

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Eternal Beauty review: A perfect showcase for Shape of Water star Sally Hawkins

Guillermo del Toro once said that when he casts a movie, he casts eyes. The main eyes in his Best Picture winner The Shape of Water belong to Sally Hawkins, and they’re impossible to confuse with anyone else’s. There’s a warmth to her face that’s used well in films like Paddington and Happy-Go-Lucky, but there’s a brittleness to her features, too. Her forehead always seems furrowed in sadness or concern, even when she’s smiling, as if she could break down at any moment. Her latest role, as the lead in Craig Roberts’ Eternal Beauty, takes full advantage of that dangerous, fragile quality.

Hawkins stars as Jane, a woman struggling with schizophrenia and depression. Her visits to her doctor, who reproaches her for saying she’s “doing fine” instead of “doing better,” are fruitless, and her medication isn’t making her feel any better. Her family — her mother Vivian (Penelope

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‘Eternal Beauty’ Review: Sally Hawkins, in Another Transformation

The Welsh actor Craig Roberts dedicates his second directorial feature to “the real Calamity Jane,” making clear that “Eternal Beauty” is based on actual people in his life. (He’s also said so in interviews.) The Jane he presents in this movie — he’s also the writer — is played by Sally Hawkins, and her performance is another startling transformation in her filmography. (She’s a two-time Oscar nominee, for her work in “The Shape of Water” and “Happy Go Lucky,” playing two very different characters.)

Jane suffers from a form of schizophrenia. Her state is not entirely debilitating but is certainly erratic. And it manifests itself in often alienating behavior. She buys her own Christmas presents, opens them in front of her family and hands out receipts to the designated givers.

She definitely shouldn’t drive. She almost breaks her nephew’s neck when coming to a sudden, unnecessary stop on the road.

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‘Eternal Beauty’ Review: Sally Hawkins in Quirky Mental Health Comedy

“What if there’s no such thing as happiness, only moments of not being depressed?” So asks Jane, the paranoid schizophrenic heroine of “Eternal Beauty,” and it’s one of the more thought-provoking lines in Craig Roberts’ earnest but ungainly sophomore feature — a film that itself stumbles upon moments of clarity without ever finding a happy or consistent groove. Making a comedy about mental illness is a tall enough order without the tricky tonal embellishments, filched from influences as disparate as Paul Thomas Anderson and Terry Gilliam, that Roberts has attempted on an otherwise slender script. With an assist from Sally Hawkins’ valiantly committed lead performance, the result occasionally summons the genuinely disoriented perspective of an unstable protagonist, but more often, it’s the filmmaking that seems to spiral out of control.

Despite an impressive best-of-British ensemble that, besides Hawkins’ go-for-broke star turn, includes support from David Thewlis, Billie Piper, Alice Lowe,

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