Director: Paddy Considine
Cast: Paddy Considine, Jodie Whittaker, Anthony Welsh
Spoilers Within: No
Journeyman revolves around one of the most masculine of sports, but here is a screenplay that challenges that masculinity. For the most part, Matty’s close-knit team of friends and aides are hard-hearted and steely, masking their feelings wherever possible, but at a point where these men could have furthered their facade of aloofness, Considine’s script promotes organic emotion, including an emotionally tender scene between Bryte and Matty. Much like Tyrannosaur, Journeyman is not a pleasurable watch, but as a quietly devastating and heartfelt approach to trauma and those affected by it, it’s a winner.
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