Flicked through Netflix and DH suggested this film. I was reluctant having watched it several times and , hey we know how it goes. But, wow, I was hooked again by 5 minutes in and was bowled over with the simplicity of the story and the sheer quality of the acting all over again.
It's such a good film. Sadly, I first saw it when it came out in the cinema and my mum took me, in preparation for our family to go through the separation. Though in v different circumstances. I see it once every 10 years or so and am moved deeply every time.
My teenage DDs walked in halfway through and within minutes they were sitting, watching in silence. That almost never happens when we choose the film. dudsville I can only imagine what that was like for you. I guess your mum thought it would help.