I agree with those of our audience who said it was hard to watch – it certainly wasn't the passionate romance I'd been expecting. If hankies were required to be at the ready it would be for mopping up blood rather than wiping away tears.
The film was based on a book of short stories by Canadian author Craig Davidson. You can find a review of the book in a link below.
I could see where the bone comes from but not the rust so I'm grateful to Peter Bradshaw for explaining what the title means; apparently it refers to the taste in your mouth you get on taking a hard punch. I can't say I've ever noticed – perhaps I've never been hit hard enough.
Audience feedback was 82%. Although we had quite a good turnout – enough to just about cover our costs – we didn't get a lot of feedback forms. Sometimes I can't decide how I feel about a film right away. Time for reflection is needed.
|A||Good value for £5!!|
|A||Excellent film with believable (but not particularly likeable!) characters and story.|
|A||Well made – very difficult to watch.|
|A||Hard to watch, infuriating character but one of the best films seen in a while.|
|B||Two “damaged” people redeem each other – a fascinating and powerful story.|
|B||GOOD – BUT QUITE HARD TO WATCH IN PARTS – PARTICULARLY THE FIGHT SCENES ALMOST TOO REALISTIC|
|B||Certainly not a boring film! You saw a different side of life.|
|B||Marion Cotillard was brilliant as always.|
|B||Interesting concept! Survival & struggles.|
|B||Violent. Wasn't expecting a happy ending!|
|B||Brilliant acting. Powerful story.|
|B||A myriad of emotions. Very enjoyable. Well acted,|
|B||A lovely film, very moving, good acting and a good storyline|
|C||Beautifully acted, a hard watch.|
|C||Not my kind of film. It was difficult for me to follow a coherent story.|
Rotten Tomatoes 79% audience rating:
IMDB 7.5 out of 10:
Two reviews from Peter Bradshaw in the Guardian “what a love story.”
Reviews of Craig Davidson's book::