Secrets & Lies (1996)

Written and directed by Mike Leigh who recently wrote and directed the Oscar-nominated Vera Drake (2004). Great acting. Pure drama. Enjoyable.

Leigh has a unique style where he tends to linger on characters faces allowing you to read their emotions, experience them. There are long awkward silences which add realism to each scene. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t anything like Gerry (2002) where an eternity goes by before anything happens. Secrets & Lies takes its time in telling an interesting story.

If you do happen to see the movie, watch the expressions of Lee Ross. He plays the character of Paul, Roxanne’s boyfriend and he’s hilarious to watch.

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