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Journeyman (2017)

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Boxer Matty Burton suffers a serious head injury during a fight. This is the story about the impact on his marriage, his life, and his family.

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Paddy Considine

Writer:

Paddy Considine
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paddy Considine ... Matty Burton
Jodie Whittaker ... Emma Burton
Paul Popplewell ... Jackie
Brendan Ingle Brendan Ingle ... Robin Burton
Tony Pitts ... Richie
Matt Insley Matt Insley ... Matt not Matty
Lexie Duffy Lexie Duffy ... Mia (as Lexi Duffy)
Lainie Duffy Lainie Duffy ... Mia
Anthony Welsh ... Andre Bryte
Francis Warren Francis Warren ... Boxing Promoter
Junior Witter Junior Witter ... Andre's Trainer
Simon Burgan Simon Burgan ... Andre's Cornerman
Greg Marriott Greg Marriott ... Andre's Nutritionist
Gareth Davies ... Journalist 1
Matt Christie Matt Christie ... Journalist 2
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Storyline

Matty Burton is the middleweight boxing champion of the world. Now, coming towards the end of his career, he knows that he must make his money and get out of the game. His aim is to secure a home with his wife Emma, and a future for their baby daughter Mia. After a titanic battle against Andre 'The Future' Bryte, Matty returns home to Emma, but moments later collapses on the living room floor from a delayed reaction to a devastating punch. When Matty awakes from the coma, the real fight begins. Suffering from memory loss and with his personality altered, Matty must begin to piece his life back together as his world disintegrates. Written by Teaser-Trailer.com

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A snapshot into the life of a struggling boxer

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Drama | Sport

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Gyvenimo kova See more »

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Film4, Inflammable Films See more »
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Trivia

The third film by Paddy Considine to star Paul Popplewell. He previously starred in the short film 'Dog Altogether' (2007) and the feature film 'Tyrannosaur' (2011). See more »

Quotes

Matty Burton: [after revealing his belt] I fucking did it.
Emma Burton: [She kisses him] Do you feel legit now? Yeah?
Matty Burton: Yeah.
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Connections

Features The Jeremy Kyle Show (2005) See more »

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Shake it Down
Written by Jan Cyrka (as Cyrka) and Toby Bricheno (as Bricheno)
Courtesy of KPM
(Jeremy Kyle Music)
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Not your average Boxing movie. Journeyman is led by two incredible performances
6 April 2018 | by houseofwoodcockSee all my reviews

Journeyman needs an international release. It is straightforward in its narrative, but truly scary at times and emotionally devastating throughout. Paddy Considine's second film as writer and director is equally as good as his first (Tyrannosaur) but it has received little to no recognition. I hope that this film gets a wider release because the performances by Paddy Considine and Jodie Whittaker were nothing short of astonishing. Considine delivers one of the best performances that I have *ever* seen- he fully embodies the character of Matty to devastating effect- and Whittaker (although her role is very different and much smaller) matches him every step of the way in a courageous and open-hearted performance. The two actors just knock it out of the park in every scene. The supporting cast is also uniformly strong.

With any other actor/writer/director at the helm, Journeyman would feel like a vanity project, but Considine makes sure that it doesn't. Instead, he delivers a film full of genuine human emotion and powerhouse performances. Watch this now.


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