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Sally Hawkins and Eddie Marsan star in director Mike Leigh's seriocomedy concerning an eternally optimistic teacher living and working in North London. Thirty-year-old teacher Poppy (Hawkins) always has a smile on her face, and does her best to brighten the days of those around her by making small talk and cracking jokes. For the past ten years, Poppy has lived with her best friend, Zoe (Alexis Zegerman), a fellow teacher whose wry outlook on life serves as the perfect counterbalance to Poppy's effervescent charm. One day, Poppy decides that it's time to take driving lessons and enrolls in the Axle School of Motoring. Almost instantly, Poppy and her stressed-out instructor, Scott (Eddie Marsan), clash. Still, it seems that there's more to this relationship than surface appearances would suggest. After accompanying her colleague Heather (Sylvestra Le Touzel) to a dance class taught by a particularly passionate instructor (Karina Fernandaz), Poppy connects with kindly school social worker Tim (Samuel Roukin). Of course, Tim can't help but fall for a woman of such boundless compassion, but how will Poppy's increasingly jealous driving instructor react to the news of her most recent romance? ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:October 10, 2008

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Sally Hawkins Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 2008 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Sally Hawkins Best Actress 2008 Winner
Boston Society of Film Critics Sally Hawkins Best Actress 2008 Winner
Women Film Critics Circle Sally Hawkins Best Comedic Actress 2008 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Sally Hawkins Best Actress 2008 Winner
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Sally Hawkins Best Actress 2008 Winner
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Sally Hawkins Best Breakthrough Performance 2008 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Sally Hawkins Best Actress 2008 Winner
New York Film Critics Online Sally Hawkins Best Actress 2008 Winner
New York Film Critics Online Sally Hawkins Best Breakthrough Performance 2008 Winner
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Sally Hawkins Best Actress 2008 Winner
London Film Critics Association Sally Hawkins Best British Actress 2008 Nominee
Vancouver Film Critics Sally Hawkins Best Actress 2008 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Sally Hawkins Best Actress 2008 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Sally Hawkins Best Actress 2008 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Mike Leigh Best Screenplay 2008 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Mike Leigh Best Director 2008 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Mike Leigh Best Screenplay 2008 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Mike Leigh Best Director 2008 Winner
London Film Critics Association Mike Leigh Best British Director 2008 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Mike Leigh Best Original Screenplay 2008 Nominee
London Film Critics Association Eddie Marsan Best Supporting British Actor 2008 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Eddie Marsan Best Supporting Actor 2008 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Eddie Marsan Best Supporting Actor 2008 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Eddie Marsan Best Supporting Actor 2008 Nominee
London Film Critics Association Alexis Zegerman Best Supporting British Actress 2008 Nominee

Crew

Mike Leigh
Director
Simon Channing-Williams
Producer
Mike Leigh
Screenwriter
Dick Pope
Cinematographer
Gary Yershon
Composer (Music Score)
Jim Clark
Editor
Mark Tildesley
Production Designer
Dennis Schnegg
Art Director
Patrick Rolfe
Art Director
Georgina Lowe
Co-producer
Gail Egan
Executive Producer
James Clayton
Executive Producer
David Garrett
Executive Producer
Tessa Ross
Executive Producer
Duncan Reid
Executive Producer
David Crossman
Costume Designer
Jacqueline Durran
Costume Designer
Tim Fraser
Sound/Sound Designer
Nina Gold
Casting
Christine Blundell
Hair Styles
Christine Blundell
Makeup
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