Allelujah [Blu-ray] [2023] [Region Free]

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Allelujah [Blu-ray] [2023] [Region Free]

Allelujah [Blu-ray] [2023] [Region Free]

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Director - Richard Eyre Producer- Damian Jones, Kevin Loader Executive Producer - Jenny Borgars, Rose Garnett, Alan Bennett, Cameron McCracken, Nicholas Hytner Andrea Scarso, Paul Grindey, Charles Moore. By the film’s end, Dr Valentine is face-masked up in the middle of the pandemic, delivering a bone-rattling monologue about the state of the NHS after the most WTF third act twist we’ve seen since Jamie Dornan confessed a sincere belief that he was a honeybee in Wild Mountain Thyme. Jam-packed with jokes about bedpans and the indignities of ageing, Eyre’s film lacks the needling sharpness of something like Jack Thorne’s scathing COVID drama Help, tip-toeing around the specifics of the NHS’ current crises until a powerful yet totally out-of-place pandemic set coda. ALLELUJAH celebrates the spirit of the elderly patients whilst paying tribute to the deep humanity of the medical staff battling with limited resources and ever-growing demand.

On paper, Allelujah sounds like — and has been very much marketed as — a ‘Clap For Carers’-esque proud paean to the NHS, housed within an ultimately crowd pleasing comedy-drama. But it is facing closure from hardfaced Whitehall bean-counters who want giant cost-efficient hospitals or glitzy “centres of excellence” with measurable success rates. Check out more of our Film coverage or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide to see what's on tonight. language Infrequent strong language ('f**k') occurs, along with use of milder terms including 'twat', bloody', 'bugger', 'shit' and 'sod'.The ostensible purpose and meaning of the film is of course to proclaim the value of the NHS’ … Jennifer Saunders in Allelujah. There are no prizes for guessing if Colin’s attitude to both the hospital and his dad is going to thaw – and indeed his initial, shrill attachment to the government line is rather broadly written. There might be a glimmer of hope with this task as the government consultant tasked with the final evaluation - "Colin" (Russell Tovey) has his estranged father " Joe" (David Bradley) in that self same facility. Consumer Products by Snow Commerce, which is soley responsible for the site's content and all aspects of your purchase. Allelujah celebrates the spirit of the elderly patients whilst paying tribute to the deep humanity of the medical staff battling with limited resources and ever-growing demand.

The “Beth” is a small community facility which has attracted donations from celebrities after whom various parts of the building are named: the film is mostly set in the Shirley Bassey ward. Russell Tovey plays Colin, a Department of Health consultant with precisely these prejudices who has to come and visit his ailing ex-miner dad Joe (David Bradley) at the Beth, a cantankerous old guy who has never been able to accept his son’s identity as a gay man.

Valentine deduces that Alma has been poisoning the most frail residents by lacing their night-time cups of warm milk with morphine. In October 2021, it was announced that Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, Jennifer Saunders, Bally Gill, Russell Tovey, and David Bradley had joined the cast of the film, [5] and principal photography began later that month.

An exhausted, enraged Valentine leaves the hospital and breaks the fourth wall with an impassioned monologue in defence of the NHS. The ostensible purpose and meaning of the film is of course to proclaim the value of the NHS, although you might argue that this faith is slightly deflected or undermined by the big narrative reveal – inspired by well-attested real life cases. When the geriatric ward in a small Yorkshire hospital is threatened with closure, the hospital decides to fight back. Dynasty' Actor To Play Joe Biden; Sci-Fi 'Sentinel' Wraps In Estonia; 'Allelujah' Underway In UK; 'The Six' Gets UK Cinema Run – Global Briefs". The place is run under the benignly imperious hand of "Sister Gilpin" (Jennifer Saunders) with Bally Gill's "Dr.But this watchable, undemanding drama rolls along capably, enlivened by unmistakably Bennettian gags and drolleries which come along every minute or so. The film is constantly compromised by its attempts to barb its bouquets of community cutesiness with polemical punches. all content and information unless pertaining to companies, studios or advertisers included on this site, and to movies, TV series and cinemas listed on this site. It has a lot of things it wants to say, but its commitment to a shock-value plot twist blunts its ability to say those things and causes it to largely squander its runtime, making for an experience that feels inconsistent and compromised, despite its best efforts. Stephen Frears, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence films among Toronto galas, special presentations".

Allelujah, which is based on Bennett's 2018 play of the same name, tells the story of a geriatric ward in a small Yorkshire hospital which is threatened with closure. More genuinely bookish is the haughty former teacher Ambrose (he prefers the antique word “schoolmaster”) played by Derek Jacobi who broods over the Charles Causley poem Ten Types Of Hospital Visitor. There’s an interesting dynamic between the ward’s care leads, Gill’s initially idealistic Dr Valentine and Jennifer Saunders’ more cynical nurse Sister Gilpin, whilst their patients are a charmingly eclectic bunch. Indeed, the closer the drama comes to our present times, the more freely it seems willing to blur the lines between historical accuracy and crude sensationalism. But the new Covid section at the end, with its unexpected pivot to drama and crisis, works well enough.However, in the closing parts of the final act, a sudden jarring plot twist completely obliterates the established tone. Photograph: Photo Credit: Rob Youngson/Rob Youngson View image in fullscreen ‘The ostensible purpose and meaning of the film is of course to proclaim the value of the NHS’ … Jennifer Saunders in Allelujah. One of the residents, Mary Moss, is discouraged from being interviewed on-camera by the television crew, but Valentine gives her an iPad and encourages her to document her day-to-day experiences. The copyrights of all the content belongs to their respective original owners and streaming service providers. When the geriatric ward in a small Yorkshire hospital is threatened with closure, the hospital decides to fight back by galvanizing the local community: they invite a news crew to film their preparations for a concert in honour of the hospital’s most distinguished nurse.



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