In “Ordinary Love,” Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville star as a married couple coping with life after a breast cancer diagnosis. The romantic tearjerker is slated to open in theaters this Valentine’s Day.
Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn co-directed the film that was shot in Northern Ireland and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall, where it won acclaim for the performances by both Neeson and Manville.
“I can’t tell her how frightened I am. I have to just continue as normal. That’s my job in all this,” Neeson says in the trailer.
“I had this feeling that if I could get through it all, it would somehow change me. I don’t think it has. I don’t think I want it to,” Manville adds.
Owen McCafferty wrote the screenplay about Joan and Tom, a married couple with effortless chemistry and a deep love formed through years of a close relationship. But when Joan is diagnosed with breast cancer, the course of her treatment shines a light on their enduring devotion, as they must find the humor and grace to survive a year of adversity.
Bleecker Street is releasing “Ordinary Love” in theaters on Feb. 14, 2020. Watch the first trailer for the movie above.
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