'Mister John' is an interesting offering on a weekend packed with new releases.
In a packed and highly competitive weekend at the UK box-office, Mister John is likely to pass through unnoticed. Kristen Wiig is in town with her quirky comedy Girl Most Likely, while Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake head up Runner, Runner and Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal star in the well-received Prisoners. Oh, and there's Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine and Austenland. But spare a thought, and perhaps a few quid for Mister John, the new drama from Helen directors Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy.
The Official Poster For 'Mister John'
It follows a man named Gerry (Aidan Gillen) who leaves London to look after his deceased brother's business in Singapore after discovering his wife's infidelities. Arriving in a world of opportunity, Gerry slips into his sibling's life both emotionally and physically. However, he struggles with the realisation that his loved ones remain in the UK and Gerry must choose between becoming his brother's alter ego 'Mister John' or returning to London to face his failing relationship.
Ok, so this isn't happy stuff to cure those winter blues but it's solid drama and shouldn't be ignored - especially if Blue Jasmine has sold-out, or if you want to call at Pizza Express but can't fit it in without missing the first 10 minutes of Prisoners.
Aidan Gillen As Gerry In 'Mister John'
Featuring a supporting cast including Zoe Tay, Molly Rose Lawlor, Michael Thomas, Mister John hits cinemas in the UK on Friday (September 27, 2013).
Older cinemagoers may remember Irish actor Gillen from Queer as Folk, though many will recognise him as Littlefinger in Game of Thrones, or Tommy Carcetti from The Wire.