Actor Paddy Considine writes and directs Journeyman a first-rate drama from 2017. Considine is Matty Burton, a boxer who suffers a serious head injury during his final fight that throws his life into chaos. Recovering from his injuries, he must rebuild life from the ground up, when everything around him falls apart.
Considine is exceptional in the lead role, delivering a knock-out performance (he also gets serious points for script and direction). He’s matched round-for-round by new Doctor Who, Jodie Whittaker who also resonates as Matty’s loving (yet conflicted) wife. The duo make for a killer-combo, making what could have been a generic boxing drama a must-see piece of cinema.
Journeyman might sound like tough going (it’s not), but this is a little film which really deserves to be seen by the widest audience possible.