WOW247 | 'The Carer' Review

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Co-written by the late author and critic Gilbert Adair, this British comedy-drama belongs to a burgeoning sub-genre about wheelchair-bound characters and their carers that includes Inside I’m Dancing (2004), French box-office smash Untouchable (2011), Jaques Audiard’s Rust and Bone (2012) and, more recently, chick-lit-adapted romance Me Before You (2016), which saw Game of Thrones’ Emelia Clarke falling for paralysed-from-the-neck-down Sam Clafin.

It’s a solid entry too, enlivened by a enjoyable central performance from national treasure Brian Cox, who seizes the opportunity to turn the twinkly-eyed factor up to eleven.

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