|Starring:||Samantha Bond, Sam Neill, Sheila Hancock, Simon Abkarian, Shirley Henderson, Joan Allen|
|Run time:||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Rental release:||09 Jan 2006|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
YES is Sally Potter's ambitious film depicting a passionate love affair between an American woman (Joan Allen) and a Middle-Eastern man (Simon Abkarian) in which they confront some of the greatest conflicts of our generation.
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er .... no !By Paul Jay from London, England .. , 08 Sep 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]I'm struggling to comprehend some of the flowery plaudits lavished on this film in previous reviews? even comparing Sally Potter with The Bard!
To my mind this is a classic example of style over substance. What is with the rhyming couplets? pure pretention on a stick ..
The whole backbone of the story just doesn't ring true for me. Honestly - why would an attractive, intelligent woman be interested in a beirut kitchen worker who looks like one of The Chuckle Brothers?!
What's with Shirley Henderson and the cleaning connection? ... and Sheila Hancock's Communist aunt from Ulster is just ridiculous, and the worse attempt at a Northern Irish accent I have ever heard ..
You only have to see the 'making of' featurettes in the extras to see just how into herself Sally Potter is ..
Arty Farty Jazzy B*ll*cks !
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YESBy DrRon (25 reviews) from Towcester , 02 Mar 2008Interesting film , mainly as it was spoken in rhyme.
A pleasant love story with an unusual twistBy a customer from Plymouth , 25 Feb 2008
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideYes is the lowkey story of an affair between an American Irish scientist and a Lebanese refugee chef which takes place somewhere in London. The film charts a beautiful and believable story of two people falling in love and finding new meanings to their life later in their lives than might be expected. It's a slow, subtle, sombre story with amazing acting, lovely photography and a script that's entirely written in iambic pentameter.
Brilliant and engaging - this is a very interesting film.
YesBy Heavens (70 reviews) from St Leonards-on-sea , 30 Dec 2007A unique film. The acting was fantastic! It was like seeing a piece of theatre on celluliod. An imaginative and profound piece of work. Visually it could have been more rich and interesting but somehow this was perhaps superfulous to the story and its political message. Joan Allen is a stunning actress as always.
not my cup of teaBy a customer from London, England , 24 Oct 2007I can not fault the acting but i can fault the director! I just didn't get the rhyming dialogue
Don't miss the extras!By a customer from Bedford, England , 19 Jun 2007I love this film - I just wanted to encourage everyone who rents it and enjoys it to see the Making of Scene 54 extra.
You not only get to see the whole cast and crew in rehearsal and during takes, but also a wonderful bit where the significance of this amazingly powerful scene overcomes Potter and her two actors. A pleasure to see people committed to making relevant, politically charged work.