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‘Strange Angel’ Review | Hollywood Reporter

‘Strange Angel’ Review | Hollywood Reporter:

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findmyrupertfriend:

”… Parsons’ new neighbor Ernest (Rupert Friend), who moves in with a bleating goat, a creepy lack of personal boundaries and an assortment of slogans like “Do what thou wilt,” which prove enticing for Jack, no fan of establishment constraints.”

And here is some great praise for what Rupert adds to the show as Ernest Donovan:

There’s a slight drag that sets in when Jack and Susan are pondering money woes and delayed dreams — supporting performances by Hope Davis as Jack’s eccentric, formerly wealth mother and Michael Gaston as Susan’s stern stepfather help — but dissipates when Ernest shows up. Friend, who spent so long being questionably served as the eternally endangered Quinn on Homeland (OMG YES FINALLY SOMEONE CALLS IT LIKE IT IS), gives a performance of amusing weirdness and a creepy-crawly intensity that may be menace or just zealotry. Both Reynor and Heathcote, whose Susan has the feel of a guesswork-fabricated character, are more interesting with Friend than they are together. Friend gives Heathcote some taboo erotic sizzle and Reynor some crazed inspiration, keeping his co-stars’ performances from becoming too cold or too bland.”

🙌🏼🙌🏼 Loving that Rupert has an opportunity to continue playing diverse and intriguing characters. Rupert described Ernest quite well at ATX TV Festival: Ernest is a weirdo that sucks you in!

HOT DAMN! This review gives a great glimpse into what Rupert is bringing to Strange Angel! Love how descriptive it is 👍🏼👍🏼

“Friend gives Heathcote some taboo erotic sizzle…”

This sounds very promising!!!

I’m just wondering if everyone here at HYH is as excited for Strange Angel as we are over at FMRF.

*STRANGEL

But forrealz, would you believe me if I said we were? I mean, have any of you MET Sydney? (Of course you haven’t, if you had, you’d know what an absurd question this is.) 

findmyrupertfriend: THE KID (x) “My name is …

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THE KID (x)

“My name is Kevin. I was born in South London. It was March 93, a Wednesday, and I decided to kill myself.”

The Kid begins with a voice-over of Kevin Lewis (Rupert Friend), as he is dumped out of the back of a van. Kevin is badly beaten about the face, and makes his way into (what was his childhood room) in an old, abandoned house. He drinks from a bottle of alcohol and proceeds to empty numerous pill bottles into his mouth.

The movie flashbacks to 1980 when Kevin is a small boy in his room, drawing on the wall. He sits on his lumpy mattress that is on the bare floor. He lives in a filthy house with his equally filthy parents (Gloria and Dennis), as well as multiple siblings. (Kevin’s mother is brilliantly portrayed by Natascha McElhone, an absolute beauty transformed into an ugly, bitter, and hateful woman.)

The picture painted of Kevin’s childhood is far from pretty. He is kept locked in his room, drawing on his wall, when he is not being beaten by his parents, dragged to the bar by his alcoholic father, or bullied at school. One particular beating Kevin suffers at the hands of his mother elicits the attention of a school nurse, who alerts social services.

Kevin is removed and put into foster care, where his difficulties as an abused child make a proper home placement a real challenge. Kevin’s social worker contacts David (Bernard Hill), a man who runs a children’s home of sorts. David reviews Kevin’s file and offers some insight.

David: “I don’t think Kevin is behaving badly because he’s out of control. I just don’t think anyone’s bothered to tell him how to behave in any other way…This young man has known nothing but hate and violence.”

Kevin flourishes under the care of the staff and learns to control and better express his anger in a healthy manner.  The staff throw Kevin a surprise birthday party, and he is genuinely happy. However, the happiness is short-lived. Kevin receives a new social worker who concludes that Kevin should return home. Kevin is crushed and runs away, but David quickly finds him. The scene of the children waving goodbye as Kevin is driven away from the only people who have shown him true love made me want to cry. Of course, nothing changes once Kevin returns home. The abuse continues.

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This is such a wonderful movie! Rupert steals my heart again with his amazing performance. 

hellyeahomeland: #PQRemembranceDay | HYH + FM…

hellyeahomeland:

#PQRemembranceDay | HYH + FMRF honor PQ, one year later
A Case for the White Shirt of Hotness: I know what you guys are thinking. First, “Sara, this is what you want to remember about Peter Quinn?!” To that I’ll say, there are so many things to love about Quinn, and it was hard to choose. On a day meant to celebrate his character, and after a year that was so dark in many respects, I wanted to talk about something that made me happy–that made me smile. This is when he first started to become Carrie’s partner. And that’s how I’ll always remember him. 

Second, “the navy shirt is where it’s at.” Let me tell you why the white shirt should take over. First, look at that pose! He is bringing sassy, “one hand on the hip” realness. Second, it shows all the wrinkles better. Quinn wouldn’t be Quinn without those endearing shirt wrinkles. Third, he left the top few buttons undone. Just enough skin. Y’all get what I’m saying? –Sara (@carriemathison)

I absolutely love this post! So great, Sara! 🙌🏻 But I will always be a navy shirt of hotness girl myself! 🤣🔥👨🏻

findmyrupertfriend: #PQRememberanceDay | FMRF…

findmyrupertfriend:

#PQRememberanceDay | FMRF + HYH honor Peter Quinn, one year later 
When I first knew Quinn fell for Carrie: This scene in S3E5 “The Yoga Play” is basically Quinn telling Carrie he loves her. His love and adoration are written all over his face. It’s fully present in his voice. This is when I knew Quinn loved Carrie and would eventually die for her. 

– Laura (@lalalarrr)

Beautiful and meaningful choice. And the shirt as bonus.

hellyeahomeland: #PQRemembranceDay | HYH + FM…

hellyeahomeland:

#PQRemembranceDay | HYH + FMRF honor PQ, one year later
↳ The later seasons’ drama sometimes makes me forget how sassy, sarcastic and even funny Quinn could be. So this is what I’d like to remember today as well. –Frangi (@frangipaniflower001)

Lucky me, I was allowed to post two sets, one for each blog.

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PQRemembranceDay ︱FMRF + HYH honor PQ, one year later
↳ I want to remember how Quinn always pushed Carrie to have Franny’s best interest at heart.  Whether he was riding her about accepting a post where she couldn’t bring dependents, or making her re-do the video so that it really seemed like she was dead, Quinn focused on Franny’s well-being and helped Carrie to be a better mother.

I also loved how he was a completely unconventional action hero.  He defied typical expectations by being introspective, sensitive, and caring. He seemed to be affected by the violence he committed.  Most amazingly, he became weak and disabled in Season 6, yet still managed to investigate the spying neighbor, followed him, and eventually killed him in revenge for Astrid.  I miss him so much! — Inchy (@inchbyinch68)

Beautiful sentiments @inchbyinch68. So much to love about who the character was and what he represented. Well said. ❤️

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findmyrupertfriend:

PQRemembranceDay ︱FMRF + HYH honor PQ, one year later
↳ I want to remember how Quinn always pushed Carrie to have Franny’s best interest at heart.  Whether he was riding her about accepting a post where she couldn’t bring dependents, or making her re-do the video so that it really seemed like she was dead, Quinn focused on Franny’s well-being and helped Carrie to be a better mother.

I also loved how he was a completely unconventional action hero.  He defied typical expectations by being introspective, sensitive, and caring. He seemed to be affected by the violence he committed.  Most amazingly, he became weak and disabled in Season 6, yet still managed to investigate the spying neighbor, followed him, and eventually killed him in revenge for Astrid.  I miss him so much! — Inchy (@inchbyinch68)

Beautiful words.

findmyrupertfriend: #PQRemembranceDay | FMRF +…

findmyrupertfriend:

#PQRemembranceDay | FMRF + HYH honor Peter Quinn, one year later
It’s been a year since I got up at 2 am at night, clutching my sleeping baby to my chest after he fell asleep again after his feeding, and watched episode 6.12 together with my friends all over the world. Ironically, we met in the wake of Quinn’s first death and a year ago we watched him dying again, this time not alone but together. I am beyond grateful for these friendships and how they enrich my life everyday. And when I have my occasional bout of grief or anger (or both) it’s the friendship and the joy of writing I think about – and how lucky I am to have found both.

I feel like I laid it all out there so many times in all my fics, all what I wanted for Quinn, and for him and Carrie together, so there’s not much left to say I haven’t said yet.

Five seasons, five gifs, five iconic scenes, burnt into our minds and hearts – what a journey, and I am glad that we all are still here together, celebrating this once in a lifetime character and his legacy.

hellyeahomeland:#PQRemembranceDay | HYH + FMRF…

hellyeahomeland:

#PQRemembranceDay | HYH + FMRF honor PQ, one year later
5 seasons with Peter Quinn: You know, it was not easy for me. There are too many, too many great gifs of Peter F*CKING Quinn. That’s why I took those 45 to celebrate him today! From the good old days in season two to wasted season six. – Julie (@go-jessica-jones)

45 Quinns!