The Phone Call

The Phone Call
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Wow, this is great writing and acting. I like the viewer needs to engage with the ending. Beautiful and moving acting

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Take a risk, be brave, leap into the unknown,

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It took some time but eventually I logged into my Library account!

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kay louise

Did NOT like the sad-Oh, you mean the young couple....was well done-so poignant...Missed his wife like (A Man called) Ove-Swedish. Sally and Jim's voices were so perfect..

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All aspects of this film are superb.
Writing, acting, cinematography.
Well done.

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Good performance. Well done.

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A bit hard to watch, I have been married 44 years.

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The acting was corny at the beginning and the end. The main portion was powerful. Overall enjoyed it. 3/5.

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Sally Hawkins is amazing as always!

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sally hawkins performance was so good.

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Very moving

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Very good

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this was....a lot

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Touching & uplifting

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Very good!

Donella avatar

Tenderly beautiful!

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I'm in tears, beautifully acted.

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Brendan O'Dwyer

Well worth the 22 minutes for a story that leaves the viewer with something to think about

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Well done very touching, incredible how life can change when you reach out.

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Beautiful work

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Janice avatar

Devastating beautiful.

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Honey Lane

Beautiful and very touching!

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touching, a great expression of the impact we have on each other. Sally Hawkins is luminous and sweet. While never appearing on screen, Jim Broadbent's emotional presence is striking.

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I might be alone in this but the execution seems muddy and confusing, I think this would work better as a longer film. Great idea though.

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Brilliant, so glad I watched this short film.

James avatar

Wow. This makes me want to watch more short films.

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Pulled me heartstrings way down and then up again. A beautiful film. Sally Hawkins is all at once radiant, beautiful and complex. I love the roles that she continues to play. If you haven't seen Mike Leigh's "Happy-Go-Lucky" please do. Some of the best acting I have ever scene. Thanks ...Read more

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Beautifully done.

Moz avatar

Too sad

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Sally Hawkins acted as if she was a real crisis centre worker. It was a masterpiece.

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Regina S

Beautiful and extremely moving. In just a few short minutes, Sally Hawkins hits right in the gut. Loved it!

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This film hit a lot of buttons personally for me. Beautifully made and Sally Hawkins performance was strikingly real.

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heartbreaking end; well done in just a few minutes, tells the tale of what probably happens all too often.

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Compelling and moving.

Love Hawkins and Broadbent!!!

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beautiful film. the people that work at suicide hotlines are angels. this reminds me a true story told on "the moth". tear jerkers. love that it inspired her to enjoy life.

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Enjoyed this short film. Loved that Heather was inspired to take action in her own life.

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Incredible. Sad Hawkins is a star.

mark avatar

Liked it a lot, the seemingly random connections especially, though I have to admit I almost lost patience with it at about the ½ way point. I would like to know more about how the phone call would "change her life forever". Maybe that's in the sequel: "The Voicemail Follow-Up" ;) But ...Read more

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I assumed the phone call changed her life because at the end she is on a date at the jazz club with her co-worker. Remember John asks her "why don't you go anymore?'re not old...". So though the suicidal man's tale was a sad one, it inspired her to "git on up!".

Constance avatar

Tender, sensitive, and bittersweet.

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That ending was very depressing. Great acting.

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so lovely!

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Sally Hawkins is so talented. An early film is the great British crime drama LAYER CAKE where she is unrecognizable as a drug addict girlfriend of a two-bit gangster. Her & Broadbent did beautiful work in this short

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actress is incredibly good at crying but the end was a let down and just pretty boring

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That was something.

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