See, one of the things that had brought me down was my inability to leave my mark on the world through my music – which is another way of saying that I was suicidal because I wasn’t famous.” JJ from A Long Way Down, by Nick Hornby. With Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots, Aaron Paul. Maureen is a middle-aged and very quiet woman who has to bear a heavy burden. She thinks that her life is wasted and she wants to be like all the other happy people around her but she can’t because of Matty and that is the reason for her wanting to commit suicide. Even when she tried to kill herself, she wanted to do it “in the silence” making no anxiety to other people. As her life revolves around her son she has had to sacrifice her freedom, her job and friends for her son. I've been waiting a ridiculously long time… Martin is a famous talk show host just out of jail, Maureen is a lonely single mother, Jess is young, reckless and heartbroken, and JJ is an American realizing the failures in his life. Sometimes she thinks that it will be the best thing for Matty to die, but these thoughts only break off her heart. Interviews A Long Way Down: Nick Hornby On His Inspiration Some image caption 1 A Long Way Down: Pascal Chaumeil On The Cast Some image caption 1 A Long Way Down: Imogen Poots On Jess Some image caption 1 A Long Way Down: Aaron Paul On J.J. Maureen is a middle-aged and very quiet woman who has to bear a heavy burden. In addition to it, her little world is limited by her own house and by a local church. Maureen is a 45 years old woman who has a handicapped son called Matty. Change ). She sent him to a home, only for this night. So she lied to him. Maureen has to look after him night and day and you probably can imagine that she really is in pain (she even takes anti-depressants!). A Long Way Down - Clip - Martin & Maureen. But suddenly she met these three strange people and she decided to be together with them. Actually she hadn’t live for almost twenty years now because she gave away her life. She is catholic. Not to be confused with the Charlie Boorman series Long Way Down. After she slapped him, JJ and Chas were completely shocked because she isn’t a strong and a tough person. A Long Way Down, based on the novel by Nick Hornby, is about four strangers who meet atop the roof of Topper's House on New Years Eve, determined to end their lives. Since Matty was born Maureen said her life has stopped and would never change. She is not like the other characters, because she wanted to die not because she made a mistake in this life, not because she missed something or somebody, but because of her son, Matty, who is disabled to do anything in this life, because he has a very seriose disease and exists only like a vegetable… He cannot say thanks to his mother, for all what she did for him, he cannot say anything at all. He de aclarar que no trata el tema del suicidio con seriedad pero si con profundidad. She wishes that she could explain herself better and be able to show more emotions. All have their own problems and Maureen does not want to impose her problems to other people. Since she has left the church, she always has the feeling of being punished. In this time she learns to love him but she also realises that he is an obstruction. She has to stay with Matty all day at home so she can’t really have a social life. Together they form a surrogate family and make a pact to not kill themselves until Valentine's Day. BOPFLIX session with rock 'n' roll band - THE HILLBILLY MOON EXPLOSION (Switzerland) performing track 'Long Way Down' (from the album 'All Grown Up, 2007). ( Log Out /  Page 91. First assignment to characterize Jess February 25, 2007 Posted by resel in Jess. Maybe she does not know how to do it, but maybe these guys are her last chance. All in all I think Maureen is a very friendly person and liked by all the others. Für JJ war die Band und das Musikmachen von großer Bedeutung. 104 quotes from A Long Way Down: ‘I don't know you. She spends her whole energy taking care of Matty. Posts about Maureen written by luisaliebtrau. And exactly then, she got pregnant and consequently gave birth to a handicapped son. She is probably the most different character in comparison to the other three characters of Nick Hornby’s novel “A long way down”. 7 years ago | 29 views. Her own son, who must be the greatest award for every single woman , is for Maureen the biggest punishment. That's all. ( Log Out /  And the reason for that is her disabled son who can’t neither walk, talk nor recognize anything that is going on in the world around him. A Long Way Down is a 2005 novel by international best-selling British author Nick Hornby.This dark comedy incorporates themes of existentialism and mental illness, including suicide and depression, in Hornby’s signature upbeat style.The novel follows four characters in a first-person, round-robin style narration in which each character advances the plot in succession. It seems like her dreams will never come true and that’s why… The only thing I know about you is, you're reading this. She says that her biggest wish is that Matty is going to die. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Not to be confused with the Charlie Boorman series Long Way Down.A Long Way Down is a novel written by British author Nick Hornby, published in 2005. A Long Way Down (2014) Toni Collette as Maureen. A Long Way Down A deck-building roguelite RPG set in a dark and tormented world. Maureen is a mittle-aged single-mum. But her point of view shows that she is a bit old-fashioned, for example she hates slang and she does not know Martin Sharp, a famous tv presenter. trackback. One never senses any actual danger or urgency in the plight of these characters to battle their demons before they kill them, and the lack of any sense that these people might actually end their lives drains the piece of drama. Mit dieser Situation ist er sehr unzufrieden. She has to care for him the whole day. On top of the building, she meets Martin while he is sitting on the ledge of the roof. Actually she hadn’t live for almost twenty years now because she gave away her life. She is probably the most different character in comparison to the other three characters of Nick Hornby’s novel “A long way down”. In his eagerly awaited fourth novel, New York Times-bestselling author Nick Hornby mines the hearts and psyches of four lost souls who connect just when they've reached the end of the line. That shows that Maureen worries about what people could think about her. Mauree seems to be the only person who has REAL problems in her very difficult life. She is probably the most different character in comparison to the other three characters of Nick Hornby’s novel “A long way down”. Because she has to pay Matty all of her attention and can’t do anything else in her life. It is a dark comedy, playing off the themes of suicide, angst, depression and promiscuity. JJ, ein Amerikaner, ist vor einigen Jahren nach London gekommen, da seine damalige Freundin Lizzie nach London gezogen war. A Long Way Down opens on New Year's Eve, when four strangers arrive separately on the roof of Topper's Tower in London to commit suicide. MyMovies_International. First assignment of a characterization of Maureen February 25, 2007 Posted by gruelli in Characters, Maureen. So we can understand that the religion was the only thing, which gave her a hope, but when she totaly lost her hope, she does not care a lot about her next life. So she doesn’t believe in luck as much as she believes in punishment. Through mutual pain and humour, this unlikely group take the long way down and figure out what will keep them alive until Valentine's Day, one step at a time. Maybe that sounds very hard, but also it shows her desperation. Actually she hadn’t live for almost twenty years now because she gave away her life. When this disillusioned quartet of strangers meet unintentionally at the same suicide hotspot, a London high-rise with the well-earned nickname Topper's … And day to day her situation becomes more and more difficult… Nobody in this world can understand her or better to say that nobody want to understand her. Maureen goes to church every sunday, but only because she is afraid of what other people would say if she doesn’t. Four people meet on New Year's Eve, and form a surrogate family to … Overview. She has to stay with Matty all day at home so she can't really have a social life. She really loves him, but he also destroyed her life so she wants to die. Up & down est un film réalisé par Pascal Chaumeil avec Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette. That’s just the way Frank did it with Maureen. Because she didn’t plan to be alive the next morning. She has never hit someone before, but this time she felt liberated. So she slapped him in the face, because Chas offended Jess and didn’t apologize. Narrated in turns by a dowdy, middle-aged woman, a half-crazed adolescent, a disgraced breakfast TV presenter and an American rock star cum pizza delivery boy, A Long Way Down is the story of the Toppers House Four, aka Maureen, Jess, Martin and JJ. First assignment of a characterization of Maureen. Because of this meeting, she hasn’t jumped off yet. Assemble your party and use your cards to survive, fight and build your way through a dark maze of monsters orchestrated by an evil mastermind. Her son Matty is profoundly retarted, he can’t speak and probably even not realize Maureen. Maureen She is a 51 year old mother of her disabled and fully paralyzed son Matty. But in fact she went on top of the building. Part 2 Allerdings verdient er sich sein Geld inzwischen mit dem Ausliefern von Pizza. It was kind of gratifying, in an ironic way, reading about myself…]. The father of Matty is called Frank. “A Long Way Down” is a film that’s afraid of its subject matter: suicidal depression. Martin is a famous talk show host just out of jail, Maureen is a lonely single mother, Jess is young, reckless and heartbroken, and JJ is an American realizing the failures in his life. Follow. Maureen is a 51-year-old mother of a disabled son. He is the only man she ever slept with. On New year’s eve, she told Matty that she is going to a party. 7 years ago | 24 views. Through mutual pain and humour, this unlikely group take the long way down and figure out what will keep them alive until Valentine's Day, one step at a time. Maureen lives like a prisoner and Matty is her “supervisor”. When you have a son like Matty, you can’t help but to feel with him. It is not his fault and it is not Maureen’s fault… It is fault of the nature if we can say so and nobody can cure the boy. And this is a great disaster. MyMovies_UK. She also doesn’t tell anything from herself and has to be asked by the others for her reasons of wanting to commit suicide. It does not seem that she has a lot of friends, maybe only a few in the church. Oscars Best Picture Winners Best Picture Winners Golden Globes Emmys STARmeter Awards San Diego Comic-Con New York Comic-Con Sundance Film Festival Toronto Int'l Film Festival Awards Central Festival Central All Events Directed by Pascal Chaumeil. Maureen seems to be a very shy and reserved woman and also not very selfconfident, because she doesn’t talk that much and if she says anything she seems to be very doubtful. For the film of the same name, see A Long Way Down (film). Four people who come together on New Year's Eve: a former TV talk show host, a musician, a teenage girl, and a mother. Maureen makes herself a picture of the other 3 characters, but does not speak out loudly what she is thinking about them. Der Traum vom Leben als Rockstar lebt aber immer noch in ihm weiter. Für Lizzie hat er auch seine Band („Big Yellow“) aufgegeben. Synopsis : Londres, le soir du nouvel an. Follow. One more interesting thing in the Maureen that she is a dutiful Catholic, and in the Catholic religion like in other religions suicide is a biggest sin, but how we can see, wish to die is more powerfull than all her belief. She gets to know him but he doesn’t get to know her because she doesn’t like to talk about herself and her life. She spends her whole energy taking care of… So she works hard at home and has no free time or any time for a job. Maureen is a 45 years old woman who has a handicapped son called Matty. Regie führte Pascal Chaumeil, das Drehbuch schrieb Jack Thorne. ‘En Picado’) es la segunda novela que más me gusta de Nick Hornby. Maureen is a middle-aged and very quiet woman who has to bear a heavy burden. For the film of the same name, see A Long Way Down (film). For example: she had sexual intercourse out of wedlock, thus got Matty and a miserable life. Although she sometimes cannot understand the modern behavior of JJ(She also thinks that JJ is a gay because he has long hairs and he is American and it sounds very strange but if we remembered that she was almost 20 years isolated from this world it seems to be quite normal ), dirty slang of Jess and  strange Martin’s life, she feels that there is something that connect them, that they are one team, one band and they can help each other. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. She only had one time in her life intercoursed with a man – Frank, he is the father of Matty. She really loves him, but he also destroyed her life so she wants to die. A Long Way Down is also an interesting investigation of why people consider suicide, even if some of the narrators dwell mostly on clichés (such as the claim that Sylvia Plath and Van Gogh and certain others "were too sensitive to live", pg 24). She seems to be a mysterious person who is closed to other people. A Long Way Down - Clip - Martin & Maureen. This blog is going to serve as a publishing and collaboration platform for our classroom project on Hornby’s “A long way down”. She is probably the most different character in comparison to the other three characters of Nick Hornby’s novel “A long way down”. Maureen compares Chas to Frank, because Chas left Jess exactly like Frank Maureen. In den Hauptrollen sind Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots und Aaron Paul zu sehen. ( Log Out /  Yo leí este libro en una época malísima y que pese a todo consiguió hacerme salir de mi miseria, sonreír, reírme realmente y relativizar mis problemas. ‘A long way down’ (a.k.a. When this disillusioned quartet of strangers meet unintentionally at the same suicide hotspot, a London high-rise with the well-earned nickname Topper's Tower, they mutually agree to … Meet Martin, JJ, Jess, and Maureen. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out /  They live in an apartment that Maureen tries to decorate as though a fully energetic teenage boy lives in that apartment. Watch the video for Maureen from Dario Marianelli's A Long Way Down - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. A Long Way Down (2014) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. A Long Way Down ist eine britische Tragikomödie aus dem Jahr 2014, die auf dem gleichnamigen Buch von Nick Hornby von 2005 basiert. 1 comment so far. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Every weekend she goes to church.

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