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Harry Styles love triangle

Director Michael Grandage's play stars an all-star cast of Harry Styles, Emma Collin and Rupert Everett.

By Gu Wei Di QiPublished 4 months ago 5 min read
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Harry Styles love triangle
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If the people in your life are like a family to you, then the film My Police is the perfect companion for this holiday season. It's a story about how life can change in an instant, and how we all need to be ready for it.

The film follows two couples as they struggle with their relationships and each other. The first couple is Tom, played by David Thewlis (Harry Potter), and Marion, played by Anne-Marie Duff (Suffragette). They've been married for 15 years when one day Tom decides he wants to leave his wife for his younger lover Patrick (Clive Owen). The second couple is Marion's sister Maggie (Kelly Reilly), who has just gotten engaged to her boyfriend Karl (John Hannah). When Maggie finds out that her sister's husband has left her for another man she becomes determined to find out if there's anything she can do to help fix this broken relationship.

The movie opens with Tom proposing to Marion in the apartment he has borrowed from Patrick. You have to wonder: what is he thinking? That's not a rhetorical question—what

The film works best at capturing the pain and occasional joy of the triangular arrangement.

Tom, a young man who has just been released from prison, is lucky to have a friend like Patrick to help him get his life back on track. But when Tom finds himself falling for the beautiful and mysterious Marion, he must decide where his loyalties lie.

My Police follow the story of Tom's complicated relationship with the two men in his life: Patrick and Marion. Tom's wife is dead, but he lives with their child in their home. He works as an assistant to Patrick at his restaurant while trying to rebuild his life after prison. One day, while looking for food in the kitchen of their apartment building, Tom meets Marion and feels instantly drawn to her. They begin spending time together and eventually become lovers—a choice that will have lasting consequences for both of them.

The film stars John Hurt (Harry Potter series), George Cole (Bridget Jones's Diary), Jonathan Pryce (Game of Thrones), Joanna David (Midsomer Murders), Robert Hardy (Harry Potter series), and James Wilby (The Hours).

I'm not going to lie: the biggest flaw in My Police Man is that we get too little of the character's inner lives. When Tom proposes to Marion in the apartment he has borrowed from Patrick, you have to wonder: what is he thinking? That's not a rhetorical question—what is he thinking?

The screenplay by Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia), based on Bethan Roberts' novel, could have explored much more from his perspective. Despite that, Styles evokes Tom's genuine, if selfish and callous, need to keep both his life with Marion and his lover. Roache is totally in sync with the older Tom, still charismatic and handsome. McKee vividly shows Marion grappling with her memories. There is a long-buried betrayal and a guilty admission that are easy to see coming; but the plot isn't the point here—even when the period's homophobic laws come into play. This movie works best at capturing the pain and occasional joy of the triangular arrangement.

My Policeman is a film about two people who are deeply in love with one another and must fight to keep that love alive.

Tom (Styles) and Marion (McKee) are young lovers who have to deal with the harsh reality of living in a time when their relationship was considered illegal. Tom has always been attracted to men, but he has never acted on his feelings until he meets Marion. They fall in love quickly, but despite their best efforts, they are unable to marry each other because of their sexuality. Instead, they must find other ways to stay together; this means that Tom must find a way to maintain his relationship with Marion while maintaining another with Patrick (Roache).

Despite its heavy subject matter, My Policeman is an incredibly lighthearted film that is thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. The cast does an incredible job bringing these characters to life—particularly Styles as younger Tom and Roache as older Tom—and it's easy for viewers to become invested in these characters' lives and their struggles.

The deepest flaw in My Policeman is that we grasp too little of the character's inner lives. When Tom proposes

There are so many ways to interpret the film, My Policeman. It's about the love between three people, Tom (Luke Styles), Marion (Jodie Comer), and Patrick (John McKee), who all live in the same apartment building in London during the 1970s. It's a story of one man's quest to be with two women at once—and why that doesn't work. It's about a woman struggling with her memories of a long-buried betrayal by her husband and trying to make new memories with him as he falls in love with someone else.

But there's one thing that I think is most important about this movie: it shows how much we don't know about each other—and how important it is for us to try to understand each other even when we don't know everything.

Tom tries hard to keep everything together in his life—his business, his marriage, and his lover—but it all comes crashing down around him when he gets caught up in a series of events that threaten everything he holds dear.

The movie My Policeman is a story about two people, Tom and Marion, who fall in love in their late teens. Tom is a young man who is trying to figure out if he wants to be a police officer or not. He’s also trying to figure out how he feels about his friend and coworker Patrick, who happens to be gay. Marion is also an aspiring writer who has just published her first novel. She’s tall, blonde, and beautiful and she attracts the attention of more than one man throughout the film.

The characters in this film are all very relatable because they have flaws that make them seem like real people instead of just characters on screen. For example, when Tom proposes to Marion at the end of the movie you can tell that he doesn’t love her. He only proposed because he felt pressured by Patrick into doing so (which isn’t fair to either one of them). Also, when Marion finds out that Tom has been cheating on her with Patrick for years she gets really upset because she feels like she wasted over ten years of her life with someone who never really loved her back—which makes sense too since

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  • Flagler Danzig4 months ago

    Great update. thanks

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