Poppy Shakespeare

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  • 2008
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 7.2  (518)

Poppy Shakespeare is a British drama film released in 2008. Directed by Benjamin Ross, the film stars Anna Maxwell Martin, Tessa Peake-Jones, and Claire Benedict in the lead roles. The storyline of the movie revolves around two women, who become friends in a mental institution. N has been a patient of the hospital for a long time since she was diagnosed with depression, while Poppy has been newly admitted to the hospital after she was declared mentally ill by the government. However, Poppy insists that she is not mentally ill, and is only there to use the facility for her own selfish needs.

Poppy is a charismatic woman with an outgoing personality, and this makes her popular among the other patients. N, on the other hand, is a quiet and reserved person who does not have any friends in the hospital. Poppy takes N under her wing, and they soon become close friends.

Poppy is determined to get out of the hospital by any means possible, and she convinces N to help her by acting as her advocate in the mental health court. In order to do this, N has to prove that she is competent enough to represent Poppy in the court.

As they begin the process of getting Poppy released, N begins to question the system and the treatment she and the other patients receive at the hospital. She realizes that the doctors and nurses are only interested in keeping the patients drugged up so that they remain calm and docile.

N also discovers that the mental health system is corrupt and unfair, and that patients are often kept in the hospital for longer than necessary, simply because it is more profitable for the hospital. She becomes determined to fight against this injustice, but her efforts put her own release from the hospital in jeopardy.

Poppy Shakespeare is a poignant and thought-provoking film that sheds light on the harsh realities of mental health institutions. It highlights the flaws in the mental health system, and the way in which vulnerable people are often neglected and mistreated.

The film is expertly directed, with strong performances from its lead actors. Anna Maxwell Martin is particularly impressive in the role of Poppy, portraying her character with a perfect balance of charm and manipulativeness. Tessa Peake-Jones is equally excellent in the role of N, capturing the character's journey from resignation to resistance with great sensitivity.

Overall, Poppy Shakespeare is a powerful and moving drama that offers a rare insight into the world of mental health institutions. It is a film that challenges us to question our assumptions about mental illness and to think more deeply about what it means to be truly well.

Poppy Shakespeare is a 2008 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2.

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    1 hr 30 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (518)