- 1 hr 36 min
The film entitled Little Voice is a drama centered on the life and challenges of Laura also known as Little Voice. Laura is a young lady suffering from a disorder known as autism. She lives in a dilapidated house and as a result of this she suffers from an anxiety disorder. Laura is also known to be very shy reason why her mother Mari calls her Little Voice. Laura begins to change from being the shy and inward person she is by impersonating renowned singers whose songs she found in her father’s collection. Laura’s mother Mari is an extravagant woman who spends huge sums of money on her needs and wants without being considerate. As a result of this attribute of hers she finds herself engaging in so many unfruitful relationships with men as such her search for a life time partner seems fruitless. One day a young man named Billy comes over to repair the phones in the house and is attracted to Laura. He starts sending her gifts. One of her mother’s lovers known as Ray comes over to the house one day and is impressed by the way Laura sings and decides to encourage her improve on the talent and also make her a successful singer. She performs for a few audiences and gets appreciations as well as criticisms. She becomes discouraged and withdraws to her old life of solitude by refusing to take part in other events. Ray tries all he can to encourage her. Things got worse when a fire destroys their house and Mari and Laura get into an argument after which Laura abandons her mother leaving her for good. The characters in the film include Jane Horrocks featuring as Laura, Brenda Blethyn featuring as Mari, Ewan McGregor featuring as Billy, Michael Caine featuring as Ray, Ewan McGregor as Billy. The film was written by Mark Herman who also directed it. It was produced by Elizabeth Karlsen and edited by Michael Ellis.