Joan (Lesley Manville) and Tom (Liam Neeson) have been married for many years. There is an ease to their relationship that only comes from spending a life time together and a depth of love which expresses itself through tenderness and humour in equal part. When Joan is unexpectedly diagnosed with breast cancer, the course of her treatment shines a light on their relationship as they are faced with the challenges that lie ahead and the prospect of what might happen if something were to happen to her.
The Globe and Mail/Johanna Schneller
Hereís the thing: Joan and Tom do come back from it. The couples who stay together figure out how to do that. Ordinary Love is an argument that, as hard as that is, itís worth it.
The Observer/Mark Kermode
Directed with wit, subtlety and great emotional honesty by Lisa Barros DíSa and Glenn Leyburn (the co-directors of 2012ís brilliantly life-affirming Good Vibrations), itís a singular story with universal appeal Ė striking a very personal chord with some viewers while finding common ground with the widest possible audience.
Washington Post/Michael O'Sullivan
The point being: Even when questions of life and death loom large, someone still has to make dinner. That observation doesnít make Ordinary Love a major motion picture event. But it does, in its own quiet, wise way, nudge it just a little bit closer to the extraordinary.
RogerEbert.com/Nell Minow There is nothing ordinary about Tom and Joan, and their story shows us that there is nothing ordinary about love
Arizona Republic/Elizabeth Montgomery
Ordinary Love is not a movie solely about cancer. It is a raw, on-screen adaptation of what hundreds of couples experience when their limits are tested ó physically, mentally and romantically. This film, like the love these couples have for one another, will stand the test the time.