Chronic

Chronic

DVD - 2017
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David is a highly skilled in-home nurse who works with terminally ill patients. Intensely dedicated and extremely compassionate, David develops intimate relationships with each person he cares for. But outside of work, David suffers the effects of chronic depression, and he needs his patients as much as they need him.
Publisher: [Santa Monica, California] : Lionsgate, [2017]
Characteristics: video file,DVD video
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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genep63
May 30, 2018

This starts slow and syays that way.

Rock solid film about a nurse, played by Tim Roth, who cares for terminally ill patients. He is an isolated guy whose job is basically his life. Sound familiar? I think it describes many of us loyal library patrons. What's engaging about this picture is that there is zero sentimentality, zero saccharine "celebration of the human spirit." That's what I was expecting. But what I got was a brutally honest depiction of the profession of caregiver and a life lived in solitary. The ending is sublime.

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firefly5
Jan 21, 2018

What a weird movie and a bizarre ending. I kept waiting for a point to this movie, I guess that was it, no point.

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voisjoe1_0
Sep 01, 2017

This film's realism is very, very difficult to watch. It won the Cannes award for best screenplay. That fact will not help you to watch it.

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Vicky J. West
Aug 15, 2017

Very dark - kept watching expecting more meaning to making this movie. It was depressing and terrible ending. Didn't like this movie at all.

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CatfoodShawn
Apr 17, 2017

If you're not able to sit though quiet, thoughtful, slow paced films with a semi-cryptic message, then give this one a skip - you'll hate it. If you're interested in a deep, very realistic look into end of life issues, palliative care themes, or caregiver fatigue, and pain, then you'll find this film moving and hard to forget. The movie has 97 scenes in 93 minutes; all of them slightly disturbing, sad, or dull with the minutia of palliative caregiving. The ending will give you no solace, or answers, either. I found it unforgettable, and easy to understand it's meaning. Others I watched it with did not. Recommended.

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nikyG
Apr 15, 2017

Excellent acting by Tim Roth. This movie is very realistic. It is sad, touching, and, yes, it moves a bit slow. I liked it and think it's an important film. The ending was great! Wow.

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LauraSteinert
Apr 01, 2017

I found this horribly depressing and very slow. It was only very slow because I watched most of it at 1.5 speed. Before I sped it up, it was glacial at best.

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