45 Years

45 Years

By Andrew Haigh

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2015-08-28
  • Advisory Rating: 15
  • Runtime: 1h 35min
  • Director: Andrew Haigh
  • Production Company: Artificial Eye
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • iTunes Price: GBP 4.49
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
From 340 Ratings


Kate Mercer (2016 Best Actress Academy Award nominee Charlotte Rampling) is excitedly planning a party to celebrate her 45th wedding anniversary. One week before the celebration however, a letter arrives for her husband, Geoff (Tom Courtenay). The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen in the glaciers of the Swiss Alps after a tragic accident on a hiking holiday in 1962. Though Kate continues to prepare for the anniversary, she becomes increasingly concerned by Geoff’s preoccupation with the accident and with his past relationship. By the time the party comes round, there may not be a marriage left to celebrate.



  • Depressing - 5 razorblade rated

    By Ozzertjie
    Yes, it's cleverly acted but only buy this if you're on the point of cutting your wrists and just that little teeny push to get the job done. Depressing and utterly negative.
  • Not worth one star

    By nightfxiry
    Boring af don't waste your time watching this. Nothing happens
  • Sheer Class

    By LeeAtsea
    Acting doesn't get any better. It is slow but it's absolutey beautiful. The ending scene is nothing short of perfection.
  • Disappointing

    By Hopethishasnotbeentaken
    Fine acting but a little dreary, of a similar genre and by comparison "Youth" is a far more enjoyable experience.
  • superb..

    By Samfe
    ...poignant, gentle and beautifully shot in my home county of Norfolk, UK ( with a lovely shot of Martham village green!) Brilliant performances from two people who are very good at their craft. Will watch again.
  • Thought provoking

    By Barca1999
    A masterclass in acting from the two leads. The manner in which the emphasis of emotional turmoil switches during the course of the film, from Courtney's character to Rampling's, and with it the viewers sympathies is thought provoking. It's clear that this kind of film will not be to everyone's taste, but that should be rather clear from the reviews and the casting. Boring it wasn't. Slow? Well there were never going to be any shoot outs or fast action sequences were there.....
  • Superb acting but frustrating film

    By t1e2s3t
    I guess this film raises the question of how you judge a movie. Rampling and Courtenay were absolutely fantastic - they get more than 5 stars in my opinion for their brilliant portrayal of Kate and Geoff when Kate discovers part of Geoff still loves his first true love (who died more than 45 years earlier). But the story itself? Geoff doesn't get to explain how he feels. This story is really from Kate's perspective because Geoff is incapable of explaining or because the writer didn't want to or couldn't explain from his perspective. So we are denied his view. Then we do get to see that Kate doesn't forgive Geoff which might be accurate but seems unfair again. So there's a huge lack of closure for the viewer which is incredibly frustrating. This is why a lot of viewers will feel 'nothing happens'. I don't need a happy ending but I do want more than this.
  • A British masterpiece

    By JimmyBobM
    Andrew Haigh seems to have this wonderful talent of creating absolute gems of a movie that focus on two central characters. Weekend was great, but 45 Years truly is beautiful. After the letter comes through about Geoff’s girlfriend of long ago, it seems as if a spectre is lurking in every corner of the house and following the character played by Rampling all throughout the film. And Rampling is just magnificent. There’s an especially pertinent scene in the attic which showcased how great of an actress she really is. So glad that she has been nominated for the Oscar for Best Actress and I really hope she wins.
  • Dreadfully boring movie

    By K-Tow
    This is one of the slowest, most boring films I have ever endured. The acting is good and had there been a real story, it could have been watchable, but the total lack of anything like a plot totally killed it. A lamentable waste of 90 minutes of my life!
  • Boring, boring and so slow

    By milgol
    Purchased this movie due to BAFTA…Although I am old enough to be considered part of the “target audience”…The movie was SUPER BORING and SUPER SLOW. Nothing happening, really except beautiful countryside and a sweet German shepherd. The acting was good, but that fact cannot rescue the movie. I fell asleep…Sorry.