Watch: My Policeman 2022 123movies, Full Movie Online – The arrival of Patrick into Marion and Tom’s home triggers the exploration of seismic events from 40 years previously..
Plot: In the late 1990s, the arrival of elderly invalid Patrick into Marion and Tom’s home triggers the exploration of seismic events from 40 years previous: the passionate relationship between Tom and Patrick at a time when homosexuality was illegal.
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“My Policeman lacks everything: energy, surprises, good performances, and an interesting story.
A hollow, dull, instantly forgettable movie that fails to deliver anything of merit. Harry Styles reveals many problems when a scene needs to be carried by him, even turning dramatic moments into laughable line deliveries. The older cast saves this from a total disaster by trying to sail the whole film to safe harbor.
Not only is it by far the worst movie of the festival, but it’s also difficult to find similar competition in 2022.”
I was rather nervous about seeing this film. After his lacklustre “debut” in “Don’t Worry Darling” I feared that Harry Styles was just going to turn up, smile, get naked, and that would be that. Well, to be fair, we have quite a bit more here in this engaging drama. David Dawson is also quite effective as art gallery curator “Patrick” who takes a bit of a shine to policeman “Tom” (Styles) after a cycle incident. The latter shows some interest in art and agrees to be drawn (in full constable’s uniform). Nervous, “Patrick” gives his visitor some Scotch and well, you can imagine the rest. The thing is, of course, the UK in the 1950s was still pretty homophobic, and their behaviour must be clandestine to say the least. Simultaneously, “Tom” is trying to conform with a relationship with, and marriage to, “Marion” (Emma Corrin) but gradually she becomes aware that Princess Diana wasn’t the only person to have three people in her marriage. Reported, somehow, to the authorities, “Patrick” faces ruin and violent imprisonment. This historical story is set within a rather less interesting template of modern day life, with the recently stroke-affected “Patrick” (a strong, if largely dialogue-free, effort from Rupert Everett) coming to live with the now going-through-the-motions “Marion” (Gina McKee) – whose reading of the invalid man’s diaries provides us with the basis for the retrospective – and “Tom” (Linus Roache) and this rather downbeat scenario rather robs the film of any jeopardy and also drags the pace down into something akin to the soporific. Styles is not yet a very good actor. His frequent kissing scenes are quite clumsy to watch and he speaks in a sort of clipped manner suggesting the elocution people have got at him, but there is still something natural about his performance here. He gels well with the accomplished theatre actor Dawson, and the increasingly disaffected “Marion” is well portrayed by Corrin – all delivering a script that does enough to set the scene. It’s a stylish production. Amazon have clearly thrown some money at it and combined with a pleasing score from Steven Price this presents us with a better than expected love story with just enough political sense to alert us to the difficulties faced by gay men as recently as 1957. Styles’ participation in this movie is bound to raise the profile of the persecution culture that existed then, and still exists in many nations around the world now – and for that he also ought to be commended. It’s a solid film, not a great one – but it is certainly worth a gander.
Styles Not in the Same League in a British Variation on “Brokeback Mountain”
Harry Styles is out of his depth playing a closeted policeman conflicted about his sexual orientation in a period film that felt like a stiff-upper-lip cross between “Brokeback Mountain” and “Maurice”. The latter film was based on a novel by E. M. Forster whose fictionalized life is the basis of this story. Directed by Michael Grandage, this 2022 film goes back and forth between the 1950’s and the 1990’s with two trios of actors playing the same characters in the inevitable love triangle. The drabness of the reflective later scenes is offset by fine work from Gina McKee whose younger self is played affectingly by Emma Corrin (Princess Di in Sesson 4 of “The Crown”). In an underused role, Linus Roache plays Styles’ older self, an ironic choice given Roache’s more accomplished performance of a similar character to Styles’ thirty years earlier in “Priest”. David Dawson gives the best performance as the younger Patrick, the Forster doppelgänger, while Rupert Everett is hemmed in by the physical limitations of Patrick’s older self. The ending is poignant, but it felt like a very long time to get there.
Incredibly Important Story
I was lucky enough to be able to go to the London Premiere of My Policeman and Oh. My. God. It was so so beautiful and I was crying throughout the entire film. I’m always worried about books being made into films but this one was perfectly done.
The acting was so good! Emma Corrin and David Dawson gave incredible performances as usual! You can definitely see that Harry Styles is newer to acting than Emma and David, but you can tell he fully embraced his character and made a great Tom!
As a young queer person, this film meant a lot to me as it helped me understand more what older generations went through to get us to where we are today and why it is crucial that we don’t let it go back to how it was. I’m glad so many younger people will get to see this film and understand how, while it still isn’t perfect, we (in the UK) live in a much better place than those in the 50s. I also hope it helps people understand what those are going through in countries where homosexuality is still illegal.
The audience throughout the whole film also appeared to love it as much as me. There were a few laughs, especially at times when Tom (played by Harry Styles) talked about how he’s never modelled before. There was also a lot of tears and by the end of the film you could hear lots of sniffling from people crying all around. I don’t think anyone made it through without crying!
Overall this is an absolute must watch! The storyline is so important, I really believe everyone should see it. I hope it makes young people realise what people went through for us to get to the position we are in today and don’t take it for granted. I think this is an absolutely incredible story that is so beautifully done!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 53 min (113 min)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Michael Grandage
Writer Ron Nyswaner, Bethan Roberts
Actors Harry Styles, Emma Corrin, Gina McKee
Country United Kingdom, United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Stereo, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex Cameras and Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Digital
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate
Printed Film Format Digital