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8 comments posted.
Jan 26, 2013
Wonderful short film!
Should be more widely seen... Sensitive and humourous in turn.
Watching how Sam played David's illness progression was
incredible too and shows what a talent he has.Very heart warming and poignant.
Definitely a young actor with a great future ahead of him! Look forward to seeing him again.
Jim Carter and all were excellent too.
Well done all!
Jan 14, 2013
It's very interesting that the middle aged woman visiting him intent on having sex (with a 15 year old boy) is portrayed as a comedy device. I doubt that this would have been so had it been a middle aged man. Just a thought.
Feb 19, 2011
WOuld like to watch this film and give my opinion, but after 5-minutes of watching 3-second clips while iPlayer tries to catch up with itself, it seems impossible. From what I have managed to put together, quite a goodun and well worth a watch.
p.s. 850kb/s stream speed on a 2200kb/s d/l. Make it more available to the wider audience who have poorer connections. Please.
Feb 19, 2011
Daniel Craig David James
Fantastic film - deserved nomination.
@spuddy, I think The Be All and End All is a very different film that covers the same subject matter. As you say, it's obviously 5 times the length of Wish 143, but I don't think its excellence necessarily negates this film's own quality.
It is a bit weird that two British films with extremely similar plot bases have come out so close together, though.
Feb 3, 2011
Whilst the premise of the film is a good one, this story has been told before and better. There is another film, all be it a feature, called The Be All and End All, directed by Bruce Webb, which covers a similar plot line but shows being confronted by death at a young age, in what I think is a more realistic way. With some very funny performances from some great young, new, actors, it not only has you laughing out loud but crying buckets too. I have to say I am surprised by the Oscar nomination, but then the competition between features is a whole new ball game. And to be able to make a film these days is a feat in itself.
Oct 27, 2010
Really enjoyed the film. Loved that in the final analysis, he'd rather fell close to a woman through hugging than sex.
Oct 24, 2010
John B Sheffield
How moving and well acted, some nice pieces of humour as well, if only more could see the talent we have both from production and acting, Thanks.
Oct 12, 2010
A really touching but light hearted short film. There are short bursts of dry humour which help avoid the film from being a sombre experience.