All of Us Strangers (2023)

4.2 of 5 from 20 ratings
1h 45min
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One night in his near-empty tower block in contemporary London, Adam (Andrew Scott) has a chance encounter with a mysterious neighbor Harry (Paul Mescal), which punctures the rhythm of his everyday life. As a relationship develops between them, Adam is preoccupied with memories of the past and finds himself drawn back to the suburban town where he grew up, and the childhood home where his parents (Claire Foy and Jamie Bell), appear to be living, just as they were on the day they died, 30 years before.
, , Carter John Grout, , , , , , Jack Cronin, , Oliver Franks, Hussein Kutsi, , Jack Pallister, , Darren Ryames, Zachary Timmis,
Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin, Sarah Harvey
Andrew Haigh, Taichi Yamada
Pete Czernin, Kahleen Crawford
Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Award Winners, BAFTA Nominations Competition 2024
Released in Cinema:
Run Time:
105 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1

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Reviews (2) of All of Us Strangers

Poetry - All of Us Strangers review by AER

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Beautiful film that makes you appreciate life. Sad and thoughtful. Recommended, just don't try to 'logic' the plot out of existence. Great performances all round.

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A strong, emotional & moving story, dealing with the memories, ghosts & pain of the past - All of Us Strangers review by TB

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Adam, played by Andrew Scott, is a lonely & delicate writer in his 40's, who has just moved into a new block of flats in central London. So new in fact, that almost nobody else lives there. The block is a metaphor for Adam's life: both in the center of things as well as feeling totally alone & an outsider. One night, he meets an enigmatic & drunk man called Harry (Mescal) who is one of the only other residents of the building. At the same time he also starts to confront the pain that has been inside him, eating him up & destroying him. This takes the form of going back to his childhood home & talking to his parents, who are strangely younger than he is & stuck in time.

The film is devastating in its portrayal of the pain & hurt as a result of the stigma of being gay in a time when the only things associated with that were AIDS hysteria & being condemned to live a lonely & difficult life. This is coupled with Adam's horrific early losses in his life. What the story does at its most brilliant is to have the conversations which we all wish we had had with our parents (I don't mean specifically about sexuality, I am talking about the massive number of issues that young people growing up face.)

The only thing for me that stops this film getting 5 stars is that the chemistry between Mescal & Scott never fully clicked for me. When you see Jamie Bell & Claire Foy together, they are perfection. But I never felt that with the two leads. They are both good on their own, but together I just wanted that little bit more.

Still, this is a devastating, beautiful & unbearably sad story about confronting the demons of our past.

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