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Read Graeme Robertson’s Review of Martin Stitt’s Love/Me/Do Coming to Digital Platforms this November

25 October 2016

“solid drama led by two exceptional performances, an intimate style that allows us to fully engross ourselves in the character and story”

Love is a strange thing. It can bring out the very best of us, making us do wonderful things to make those we care about happy. It can bring out the very silliest of us, making us do incredibly daft things as a way of showing our devotion to someone. But love also has a darker side to it, sometimes pushing people to commit questionable acts as a means of proving just how far they are willing to go for someone’s affections.

This brings us to the subject of today’s review, Love Me Do a film which shows us this darker side of this supposedly wonderful emotion, and the sometimes worrying extents that people will go to make someone happy.

Investment banker Antonia and struggling actor Max embark upon a romantic relationship that from the get-go is far from ordinary. As the relationship continues to blossom the two adopt increasingly extreme measures in order to give each other a sense of purpose and to make each other happy, measures that will ultimately have shocking results.
The film is a tightly scripted two-hander for the most part, with lead actors Rebecca Calder (as Antonia) and Jack Gordon (as Max) being the sole actors in the film for 95% of its runtime. The performances from the two leads are stellar, coming off as incredibly naturalistic, with the chemistry between the two creating the impression that they are a real couple, and we have been invited to observe their lives.




While the leading pair is excellent together, individually their performances are certainly fascinating to watch in their own right.

Calder is outstanding as Antonia, creating a multilayered character that is fascinating to watch develop. Antonia Initially seems to give off a kind of a sort of “femme fatale” vibe, confident, somewhat manipulative and cold, but it is clear that this mysterious exterior hides a much more tragic figure, one bitter and broken by her experiences in life, jealous of others and desperate to achieve success.



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