General Information

Glossary: E
Released Year: 2016
Runtime: 102 minutes
Genre: Action, Drama
Directors: Sean Brosnan
Writers: Sean Brosnan, Sean Brosnan
Casts: Joe Anderson, John Schneider, Kevin Gage, William Mark McCullough, Chester Rushing, Gary Stretch, Candace Smith, Sean Brosnan, Jason Kirkpatrick, Gabe White, Thomas Francis Murphy, Josh Perry, Frances Reagan James, Luke Hawx, Charles Barber
IMDB: Ethel & Ernest (2016) - IMDB

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Los Angeles Times - Michael Rechtshaffen
While time inevitably marches on, director Roger Mainwood has a splendid constant at his disposal in the pitch-perfect voice performances of Blethyn and Broadbent, who inhabit their hand-drawn characters with a vivid, fully-dimensional authenticity.
80
The Hollywood Reporter - Leslie Felperin
It’s commonly thought that artists seldom make stories about happy, stable marriages because where’s the drama in that? Ethel & Ernest, a deeply affecting feature-length animated film, disproves that assumption by unfurling an emotionally rich story about the lifelong marital love affair between two kindly, modest people living in an inconspicuous corner of suburban England.
80
Screen International - Charles Gant
Ethel & Ernest is, at its heart, a fond character study.
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Time Out - Cath Clarke
The animation is beautifully old-fashioned.

Ethel & Ernest (2016)


In 1928 London milk-man Ernest Briggs courts and marries house-maid Ethel, their son Raymond being born in 1934. When World War II breaks out Ethel tearfully allows him to be evacuated to aunts in Dorset whilst Ernest joins the fire service, shocked by the carnage he sees. As hostilities end they celebrate Raymond's return and entry to grammar school and the birth of the welfare state though Ethel is mistrustful of socialism and progress in general. Raymond himself progresses from National Service to art college and a teaching post, worrying his mother by marrying schizophrenic Jean. However father and son console each other as Ethel slips away but before long Raymond is mourning his father too though both Ethel and Ernest will forever be immortalized by Raymond's touching account of their lives.