Sunday 19th January 2010

Children of Men

Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Year: 2006
Stars: Clive Owen, Michael Caine, Claire-Hope Ashitey, Julianne Moore

I've seen this before. I enjoyed it so much then that I was willing to watch it again, as it was on TV and Dan had never seen it. Unusually for me, I could even remember the plot - and the ending. It must have been good.

It didn't disappoint on a second viewing either. In a sense, the more I say about the plot the less there is to enjoy when watching the film, so suffice it to say that it is 2018, nobody has been born anywhere in the world since 2009 (already making this out of date, to be fair), and Theo (Owen) gets very involved.

It's a grim, disturbing vision of the future - and not how I would want Britain to look, well, ever. However, it's also believably portrayed and provides some depressing food for thought. So good, it's worth repeated viewings.

Rating: 5 out of 5

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I live in Bristol with my husband Dan (who I married in July 2007), my son Joe (born 2012) and daughter Jess (born 2015). I work at UWE (the University of the West of England) in Bristol as a Research and Open Access Librarian. I'm orginally from Exeter, so moving back to Bristol is a bit like coming home - especially as I studied for my undergraduate degree here (also at UWE). I love travelling and movies, although I get to do a lot less of both since the birth of our children. Although we have still managed to fit in holidays to the Isles of Scilly, Chamonix and a summer in California since Joe was born.