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Image and video hosting by TinyPic Cast: Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman, Eddie Marsan, Paul Popplewell

Director: Paddy Considine

Genre: Drama

Year: 2012

Rating: NR

Tyrannosaur; follows the story of two lonely, damaged people brought together by circumstance. Joseph (Peter Mullan) is an unemployed widower, drinker, and a man crippled by his own volatile temperament and furious anger. Hannah (Olivia Colman) is a Christian worker at a charity shop, a respectable woman who appears wholesome and happy. When the pair is brought together, Hannah appears as Joseph s potential savior, someone who can temper his fury and offer him warmth, kindness and acceptance. As their story develops, Hannah s own secrets are revealed her relationship with husband James (Eddie Marsan) is violent and abusive and as events spiral out of control, Joseph becomes her source of succor and comfort.

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"Tyrannosaur" is another one of those movies that the less you know about it the better off you are. The story focuses on two main characters, Joseph who is an angry, out of work drunk that cannot control his violent rage and Hannah who works in a charity store and is a Christian woman. Two very different people looking at them from the outside but Hannah has a secret and once you find out what it is then they are not so different after all. After the two meet they become a kind of comfort for each other, Joseph learns to control his anger and Hannah finds being with him a kind of safe place. There isn't much more to add plot wise without ruining it for those out there waiting to see the film but i can tell you this is not an easy film to watch at times. It's full of violent moments and harsh language and they both hit hard and fast.

What separates this film from others like it is the cast, Peter Mullan gives an Oscar worthy performance as the angry Joseph and Olivia Colman stands toe to toe with him as Hannah.

There's nothing nice about the material at hand here but it is a very honest and realistic story that engages the audience and it will leave you thinking about it long after it's over. The ending does offer a little hope but like I said before this is one of those films that is better seen. I really enjoyed this and recommend it to anyone that likes a good drama.

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The DVD comes with Special Features:

Dog Altogether(Award-winning Short Film by Paddy Considine that inspired the feature)

Audio Commentary by Director and Producer

Deleted Scenes

Original Trailer

You can order the DVD HERE.

Released by Strand Releasing

**** Out Of *****