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Wreckers (2011)



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A family is abruptly confronted with ugly side of their history in this independent drama from Great Britain. David (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dawn (Claire Foy) are a couple who have moved from the city to a small rural community in Kent, where David lived as a boy. David enjoys his new job (which occupies much of his time) and the serenity of the countryside, but Dawn is less enamored with her new career as a housewife, and she's becoming frustrated with their unsuccessful efforts to have a baby. One day, Dawn is surprised by the arrival of her brother Nick (Shaun Evans), who is back on leave after serving in Afghanistan. Dawn is happy to see Nick, but David is significantly more wary, and as it becomes increasingly clear that Nick's experiences in combat have taken a fearsome emotional toll on him, he begins discussing some painful secrets from his family's past, some of which also involve David. Wreckers was the first dramatic feature from director D.R. Hood, who was previously responsible for a handful of documentaries and short subjects.

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Critic Reviews for Wreckers

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For her debut feature, British film-maker Dictynna Hood has created a brooding drama of rural disquiet and sexual tension.

December 15, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

In a year already stacked with accomplished British debuts, DR Hood's smart, engrossing and well-acted Wreckers deserves to be more than a footnote.

December 15, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The structure rambles. The plot sometimes bewitches, sometimes bemuses. The cast works valiantly to keep us caring.

December 15, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A low-key affair but an interesting take on social realism despite its flaws.

December 14, 2011 | Rating: 3/5

[A] low-key, high-tension British indie drama...

December 13, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

D.R. Hood's intriguing, well-acted debut draws shifting lines of conflict ... before losing steam in the third act.

November 11, 2011
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