Set against the stunning backdrop of the Scottish highlands, Edie tells the inspirational story of Edith Moore (Sheila Hancock), who at the age of eighty-three embarks on the gruelling climb to the top of Mount Suilven. A recent widow, Edie leaves her home behind in the hopes of recapturing the magic from her youth, but what she discovers is much more than that. Through an unlikely friendship with young local Jonny (Kevin Guthrie), Edie learns just how strong and resilient she can be, and in doing so, finds herself. Join 'Edie' on a journey of self-discovery and heart, as she fulfils the adventure of a lifetime.
We have climbed Suilven and know the Highlands very well because we live there. The scenery was magnificently portrayed and although certain bits of the adventure were contrived, such as the fortuitous bothy with cosy roaring fire to comfort Edie in her soaked state, or the foreign girl appearing in the middle of wilderness to assist boat launch, otherwise everything ticked over nicely.
I found Edie to be enjoyable and entertaining but then I thought about it a bit more.
The film makers tell us that Sheila Hancock actually climbed Mount Suilven in the making of this movie.
At her age that is a grand achievement in itself but, as a contemporary of hers, what I really want to know is he how on earth she got down again. The going up is so much easier than the coming down, the constant jarring on those four score + knees and then there’s the matter of general balance.
Edie staring 83 year old Shiela Hancock as Edie who loses her husband and decides to climb a mountain in Scotland.
It's a very sentimental film there is no doubt, its about living life and not letting it slip by and dying not achieving your goals but sometimes on a weekend it's nice to just relax and watch something like this.
The beginning is a clumsy attempt at the now hackneyed them of a bullying husband and a wife trapped in the role as a full time carer. In her earlier years, Hancock would have made a decent attempt at this but this was emotionless, empty and engineered no empathy. Poor casting throughout combined with and an incredible storyline made for really dull watching. Sheila Hancock please retire gracefully.
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Great for the older generation
- Edie review by CS
Good storyline and so true of life for some in Sheila's generation putting duty before living a life of one's own.
I liked this film of courage and true grit and goes to prove you are never too old to achieve the dream.