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Two for Joy 15 rating

A visceral, moving exploration of one British family's life following a tragedy, starring Samantha Morton, Daniel Mays and Billie Piper.

Drama 2019 91 mins

Director: Tom Beard


Samantha Morton, Daniel Mays and Billie Piper star in this moving exploration of a British family's life as it navigates through grief. Aisha's (Samantha Morton) struggle with mental health is making home life increasingly unmanageable for her teenage daughter Vi (Emilia Jones) and young adolescent son Troy (Badger Skelton). Vi has been forced to grow up fast, caring for her mother whilst also trying to look after Troy. With no father figure and mother-daughter roles reversed, Troy has become a law unto himself, excluded from school he spends his days cruising the estate or fishing the reservoir.

The tension at home is palpable - something has to give. The trio decide to take a trip to their late father/husband's idyllically placed caravan, overlooking the sea. They befriend the holiday park caretaker Lias, (Daniel Mays), his unhinged sister Lilah (Billie Piper) and her daughter Miranda (Bella Ramsey) - family in the midst of their own drama. Two for Joy is an authentic, unwavering and ultimately uplifting coming of age story; a portrait of modern Britain seen through the eyes of a family in crisis.