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by Nessa123 (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer living in Perth, Western Australia.
Published April 7th 2021
It will pull on your heartstrings
Beautifully written and directed by Harry Macqueen (Hinterland), Supernova is a highly relatable story of love, life and the frustrations of loss that come with a diagnosis of early-onset dementia. Needless to say, you're going to need to have tissues on hand when viewing this heartstring puller of a film!

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A beautiful film of love and loss


Starring the ever-popular Colin Firth (Bridget Jones's Diary & Kingsman: The Secret Service) as Sam, a concert pianist, whose love of his life, Tusker, played by the equally talented Stanley Tucci (Julie & Julia & Captain America: The First Avenger), is a highly accomplished and published writer, who should be in the prime of his life, but is instead beginning to fade away after being devastatingly diagnosed with early-onset dementia.

Set in and around the picturesque English countryside, providing a stunning backdrop, Sam and Tusker are on their final memorable trip together, with their adorable dog Ruby, whose name in real life is fittingly Truffles.

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A story of what it really means to love someone


The journey allows Tusker to experience all the places and re-visit all the people from their rich history together, while he can still remember them. However, they face a number of harrowing challenges along the way, as Tusker's mind deteriorates more and more each day, leading him to make some very difficult decisions, which he feels he must make on his own.

Supernova is filled to the brim with raw emotion, which bubbles to the surface with the characters' extreme and selfless love for each other, even while one of them is facing a virtual life sentence. The pair have many moments of fun and witty remarks galore, as they reminisce about times gone by, which all comes to a bitter-sweet crescendo by the time the credits roll.



Supernova is rated M for a mature audience as it contains coarse language.

8/10

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