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Karen (Shirley Henderson) is raising four children while her husband Ian is prison for a crime that is never addressed in the film. She juggles the demands of her life as a bartender, a mother and a wife who must frequently travel by train to visit her husband Ian in prison. Their separation becomes increasingly difficult as the children begin to grow and temptations lurk. Still they try to keep things going. Shot over five years at 2 week intervals, the film feels spontaneous, alive and full of off-the-cuff moments. (c) Sundance

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Moment by moment, it all adds up. The scenes of the family huddling and hugging, greeting and parting, and reaffirming primal bonds are quietly moving."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Even with the actors' laudable work-especially Simm, who finally shakes off the notion that he's a poor man's Simon Pegg-there's not enough going on past the temporal trick to make the humanistic elements pop."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"Five years in the life of a couple who must improvise their marriage and family life when he is in prison, learning that difficulties in marriage are opportunities to discover ever deeper reserves of love."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Here there is glory in the lives of simple, unprivileged folk and the more-or-less banal events of their daily lives."
‑ Howard Feinstein, Screen International
"Utilising fluid shots of the English countryside set to one of Michael Nyman's most dynamic scores, Winterbottom makes something surprisingly lyrical of the non-story"
‑ Donald Clarke, Irish Times
"The film's day-to-day aches are quiet and lovingly rendered."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"Wise and involving ..."
‑ Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
"Set in a seaside town, there are quite lovely images of the ocean and fields... When a flock of geese is captured gliding through the sky, the camera seems to positively lust after them, because so little else is happening."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"While the film charts its protagonist's gradual progression toward a renewed sense of agency and freedom, it rarely indulges in lengthy or even linear narrative arcs."
‑ David Lee Dallas, Slant Magazine
"It deserves its cinematic release, thanks to its lingering, poetic-realist images of uncluttered Norfolk landscapes and to Michael Nyman's yearning score."
‑ Tom Dawson, The List
"For better and for worse-mostly for worse-it sticks to the mundane promise of its title."
‑ Mike D'Angelo, AV Club
"An admirable idea in theory proves to be a real slog to sit through."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
"Everyday isn't just about time; in a sense, that's all it is."
‑ Sam Adams, The Dissolve
"Everyday might be [Michael Winterbottom's] most ambitious yet, even if it feels like his most modest."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"The sense that we're peeking in on the life of a family under exceptional stress is profound..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
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