Connect Four – Review

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Following the lives of two predominantly Northern Irish couples, and told from the perspective of ghosts, Connect Four successfully walks a tricky line between realism and the philosophical – questioning what it means to be alive. On the one hand, a young couple, the middle class, English intellectual Rose (Rebecca Jolliffe) and her husband Ciaran (Mike Skeates) are coping with the flooding in their flat and moving in with Ciaran’s working class parents Aidan (Danann McAleer) and Andrea (Georgie Fenwick). On the other, Aidan and Andrea themselves are coping with life in London and the loss of their older son Nate (Rupert Bathurst), while Nate leads the mysterious Girl (Kate Williams) around their lives, choosing snapshots from the past and present to tell their story.

The full review is here