The History of Mr Polly (2007)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

Director Gillies MacKinnin and screenwriter Adrian Hodges team to adapt Victorian author H.G. Wells' intimate drama about a man who has forsaken his dreams to lead a life of suffocating mediocrity. Alfred Polly (Lee Evans) was once a man with truly extraordinary dreams, but unfortunately Alfred has chosen to walk the comfortable path of convention. Now saddled with a nagging wife (Anne-Marie Duff) and a failing business, Alfred becomes consumed by his own desperation. But no one who strives for a life of simple contentment will ever achieve anything truly extraordinary, and only when Alfred decides to take violent action will he finally realize what it takes for a gutless milquetoast to embrace his inner hero.

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business, convention, desperation, life, man, mediocrity, nag