The War Bride


Review: World War II: In London, Lily marries a Canadian soldier Charlie who shortly goes off to war. Lily and her newborn daughter move to his family’s farm in Canada. She finds herself suck in a lonely place and conditions are not as splendid as he once described to her. Nobody knows even if and when he will return.
Director: Lyndon Chubbuck
Actors: Anna Friel, Brenda Fricker, Aden Young, Loren Dean, Molly Parker, Julie Cox, Caroline Cave, Keeley Gainey, Claudie Blakley, Benjamin Boyd and Lynda Boyd
Year: 2001
Genre: Drama and Romance
Conclusion: 2/5
Anna Friel does her best with so little script/direction to work on. She plays her part very convincingly. Molly Parker and Brenda Fricker don’t look like they are enjoying themselves and not at all the right parts for either of them. It was very long drawn out and could have been cut by 15 minutes. Watching this though did make me think how many people at the time had to go through the same thing and emigrate to another country. The street scenes of small-town Canada were filmed in Edmonton, Alberta at Fort Edmonton Park. The scenes with the fireworks was filmed on 1885 Street. This is a film that you will forget you have ever have watched within a couple of days. 

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