A Short Stay In Switzerland details
|Starring:||Julie Walters, Stephen Campbell Moore, Lyndsey Marshal, Lyndsey Marshal|
|Studio:||Delta Leisure Group|
A Short Stay In Switzerland
|Run time:||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||27 Jul 2009|
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Inappropriate?By Nitaray (222 reviews) from Farnham , 16 Aug 2009
[Highly rated reviewer]This film is based on a true story, so the family of Dr. Anne Turner are all probably still very much alive. Assisted suicide is however, a topic that has become OK to talk about. And the family must have agreed to the making of the film, as they agreed to the filming of her journey.Their mother was a strong and determined woman and passionate about her beliefs.
Whether or not one agrees with the concept of euthanasia is only a part of this story. Mostly it is about the effect someone taking their own life can have on their families. The same principle applies to suicides of any shape or form,assisted or otherwise.In some cases, we all know, it can be a devastating legacy..In this particular case, Dr. Turner's children were told in advance what she had decided to do, and were present at the time of her death. One can only imagine the pain and suffering this must have caused them and the film portrays this well.
Julie Walters is very good as Dr, Turner ; although I'm afraid there were one or two moments when the part required her to totter and wobble across a room, and my mind flashed back most irreverently to her unforgettable TV role in Acorn Antiques!
Harriet Walters shone (as usual) in the role of bossy, outspoken friend, who is furious and tells Dr. Turner what she thinks of her in no uncertain terms.I imagine there are many who woould share her views.
Quite a short film, and all the better for it. Although I think that most men would prefer a pint down at the local,we women love this sort of thing.
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my mum has this horrrible disease.By a customer , 28 Apr 2013very important film for people to see,my mum has this horrible disease. I feel more people should be aware that there are diseases like this out there. People should have a choice when they are suffering every second with pain and knowing that they cannot move or talk like they used to be able to do and also the family suffers having to watch there loved ones suffer. More films should be made like this,thats how people like us get are stories out there. Julie Walters did an amazing job showing how painful a story like this is. please watch this film and then hopefully we will change something that really needs to change. People need to have the right to choose if they want to end there life.
Difficult subject, well handledBy a customer , 13 May 2012Thought provoking and carefully handled. Despite knowing the outcome I was gripped until the end. Julie Walters plays the part so well
Beautifully sadBy VickiLovesFilms (1 review) , 13 Aug 2011I have never written a review before but I had to share how much I enjoyed this movie. Julie Walters is as always fantastic; she portrays the character beautifully. The movie touches on a very sensitive subject with the appropriate degree of emotion.
A Short Stay in SwitzerlandBy PorkyPig (8 reviews) from Swindon , 07 Feb 2010This was a very good film, brilliantly played by Julie Walters, it was also extremely sad and certainly will leave a lump in your throat at the end, not something I would recommend to somebody who has had a recent bereavement, but I guess that is meant as a compliment as it certainly gets its message accross
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Beautifully acted and deeply movingBy ClerkenwellLad (1 review) from London , 15 Jan 2010It's not often that I write reviews for films but I have not been so moved by a film in such a long time that it warranted a few words. Be warned, it is not cheery viewing. I defy anyone (yes, that includes you very manly bunch out there) not to be reaching for the tissue box by the end of it. Julie Walters' performance is outstanding (as is the rest of the casts'), the topic is thought-provoking and the argument this excellent drama puts forward is an important one.