“Near-flawless” —The New Yorker
“Impressive…captivating” —The Washington Post
“A triumph” —The Guardian (UK)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Avengers films, Sherlock) delivers a powerhouse performance in this “brilliant adaptation” (The Economist) of the novels by Edward St Aubyn. After the death of his abusive father (Hugo Weaving, Lord of the Rings films), English aristocrat Patrick Melrose (Cumberbatch) is forced to confront his demons and reconcile with his neglectful mother (Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight).
Spanning decades, this blackly humorous drama chronicles the hilarious highs and devastating lows in Patrick’s tumultuous life, from his traumatic childhood in the idyllic south of France in the 1960s, to the peak of his heroin addiction in 1980s New York, and finally to his attempts to support his own family in London in the early 2000s.
The “exceptional cast” (CNN) also features Blythe Danner (Meet the Parents), Allison Williams (Get Out), Pip Torrens (The Crown), Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife), Holliday Grainger (The Borgias), and Indira Varma (Game of Thrones).
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