Director: Craig Roberts
Writer: Craig Roberts (Screenplay)
Starring: Sally Hawkins, Alice Lowe, Paul Hilton, Morfydd Clark, Robert Pugh, Natalie O’Neill, Elysia Welsh, Penelope Wilton, Billie Piper, David Thewlis
Plot: After Jane falls into a state of despair over her schizophrenia, she encounters new sources of love and life with surprising results.
Tagline – I’m in my oils
Runtime: 1 Hour 35 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Eternal Beauty starts as we meet Jane (Hawkins) who has gone through a despairing moment in her life after her husband-to-be never turned up for their wedding, leaving her unstable with schizophrenia, her mother Vivian (Wilton) has started to get tired of the troubles, with her sister Nicola (Piper) looking to learn to be like her to claim benefits, while her other sister Alice (Lowe) tries to make time with her.
As Jane starts to take a downward spiral in her mental health, she starts receiving phone calls from a mystery man that seems to what her to commit a crime, leading her down a dangerous path, one that would be difficult to return from, until she meets a new stranger struggling to get through his life.
Thoughts on Eternal Beauty
Thoughts – Eternal Beauty is an excellent examination of how someone would need to live with schizophrenia and just how family can either help or hinder making their life better. It will show us just how difficult everyday life is and how that moment that will break someone, will haunt them for the rest of their lives. The performance in the film from Sally Hawkins is exceptional, where she truly shows us just how talented of an actress she is. In the supporting roles Alice Lowe, Billie Piper and Penelope Wilton are great too, each showing the different levels of acceptance for Jane’s problems. The everyday setting shows us just how people can be going through the problems, could well be the people next door to you.
Final Thoughts – Eternal Beauty is a brilliant look at how people can live through their mental health problems.