The Phone Call

The Phone Call
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Lynne

Wonderful. Superb acting, great script.

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Maureen

Great acting from both conveying such powerful emotions.

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Dale

Powerful film.

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Barbara

Confirmed what I always knew - quality life is about relationship - and made me think about what my responsibility is to those I know are dealing with great loss.

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L

Depressing.

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Estrelita

Really moving. Perfect short film.

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Lydia

Sad but lovely too. Well done.

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Winnie

It is a wonderful short. I am thinking about volunteering for a suicide prevention organization because of the film.

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Pati

Really Hawkins is an amazing actress. She is so effortlessly in conveying such emotion.

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Dawne

Agreed. And Jim Broadbent is always so wonderful.

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Cristine

Beautifully done little film. Fine acting, very absorbing. Left me with a good feeling.

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Cynthia

Oh gosh, I watched this after the 2nd anniversary of my husband's death. It was lovely and touching. I can live without him (30 years together), and have never felt like I couldn't go on, but could still sympathize with the despair of Stan's (John's) loss.

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Shrujan

Such a movie makes one feel closer to being.
Thank you for making it....

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dee

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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Karen

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

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Florence

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

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kay louise

Did NOT like the ending...so 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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Stephanoe

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

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David

Good performance. Well done.

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Max

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

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Suzanne

Perfect!

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Laura

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

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Sosina

Sally Hawkins is amazing as always!

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evelyn

sally hawkins performance was so good.

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Barbara

Very moving

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Barbara

Very good

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natalie

this was....a lot

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Henriette

Touching & uplifting

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Syd

Very good!

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Donella

Tenderly beautiful!

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Pamela

I'm in tears, beautifully acted.

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Dawne

Haha - me too! It snuck up on me; wasn't expecting it.

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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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Debra

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

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Alison

Beautiful work

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Gudrun

Powerful!

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Janice

Devastating beautiful.

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Honey Lane

Beautiful and very touching!

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Suzanne

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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cero

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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Kathleen

Brilliant, so glad I watched this short film.

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James

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

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K

Poignant.

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Velos y

Beautiful.

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Joseph

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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Bev

Beautifully done.

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Moz

Too sad

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Teresa

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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Andrea

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

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