My Policeman is a 2022 drama movie starring Harry Styles, Emma Corrin and David Dawson. It is directed by Michael Grandage and it has been written by Ron Nyswaner. It is based on the novel by Bethan Roberts.
In the late 1990s, the arrival of Patrick, an elderly and disabled man, at Marion and Tom’s home triggers an exploration of seismic events from 40 years earlier: the passionate relationship between Tom and Patrick at a time when homosexuality was illegal.
An elegant movie and, above all, a spectacular vintage reconstruction that knows how to capture the feeling of the time and the environment with all its coldness, and this is precisely why it has not gone down too well.
It has been received tepidly for its lack of personality, for its formal style and, above all, for telling a story that lacks novelty, and in a form that is as formal as possible.
As we always say: it is a matter of choices. It could have been done differently, it could have captured this same story in a more energetic way or with less emphasis on the almost exquisite formality and its slow pace. This is possible, but it would have been an entirely different movie.
It is a good adaptation of the novel with very good performances of the three main actors but, in the end, we will have to agree with those who did not like it at all. IF it had not had the media echo of Harry Styles playing the lead role, My Policeman would have passed without much fuss over the retinas of the viewers and, certainly, it would not have given so much to talk about.
It is so respectful to the characters that it prevents them from going beyond without reaching the exquisiteness that it would have liked (and which it aspired to).
November 4, 2022.
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Harry Styles / Tom Burgess
Emma Corrin / Marion Taylor
David Dawson / Patrick Hazlewood
Gina McKee / Older Marion
Linus Roache / Older Tom
Rupert Everett / Older Patrick
Dora Davis / Sylvie
Kadiff Kirwan / Nigel
Andrew Tiernan / Bert
Movie title: My Policeman
Movie description: In the late 1990s, the arrival of Patrick, an elderly and disabled man, at Marion and Tom's home triggers an exploration of seismic events from 40 years earlier: the passionate relationship between Tom and Patrick at a time when homosexuality was illegal.
Date published: November 4, 2022
Country: United Kingdom
Duration: 113 mins
Author: Veronica Loop
Director(s): Michael Grandage
Actor(s): Harry Styles, Emma Corrin, David Dawson, Rupert Everett, Linus Roache, Gina McKee, Jack Bandeira, Andrew Tieman
It is so respectful to the characters that it prevents them from going into something more regarding the script without reaching the exquisiteness that it would have liked (and to which it aspired).