Review: An inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish. Diana cares for Robin when polio leaves him paralysed and reliant upon a respirator at the age of 28. They are an adventurous couple who refuse to give up.
Director: Andy Serkis
Actors: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville, Ed Speleers, Tom Hollander, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Miranda Raison, Camilla Rutherford, Andre Jacobs, Charles Streeter, Penny Downie, Amit Shah, Jonathan Hyde, Emily Bevan and Stephen Mangan
Genre: Biography, Drama and Romance
Andy Serkis’s directorial debut. A film that is both heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. Other films that are similar to this or have comparisons to are The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) and also The Theory of Everything (2014). This film was co-produced by Jonathan Cavendish who is the son of Robin and Diana. Amazing acting from Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy. It is Andrew Garfield though that has the harder job. In between takes he even stayed in character while Claire Foy scratched his itches. Watch out for a fascinating double act from Tom Hollander, one of my favourite actors. Although he is better known as a comedian, Stephen Mangan turns in a very solid performance as a caring doctor. The real Diana Cavendish, was present during much of the filming and even went with the production crew to all the locations. This is a film that will make you laugh and cry at the same time. This is good old fashioned film making and storytelling.