The 7:39

2014 "Romantic drama about a health club manager and a sales executive who meet and start up a friendship on their daily commute. But could they ever be more than friends?"
7| 1h57m| R| en

After fighting for a seat on their morning commute, Sally and Carl begin talking and suddenly their daily train journey becomes a lot more interesting. Carl is happily married, Sally's engaged - where's the harm? Yet they find themselves increasingly drawn to each other, and as their friendship grows to flirtation they refuse to admit - to each other or themselves - that a line might be crossed. The consequences of discovery will be life-changing, catastrophic perhaps, and yet they can't help falling in love.


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Karry Best movie of this year hands down!
Fairaher The film makes a home in your brain and the only cure is to see it again.
Voxitype Good films always raise compelling questions, whether the format is fiction or documentary fact.
Sameer Callahan It really made me laugh, but for some moments I was tearing up because I could relate so much.
Reno Rangan A British television movie, splits into two parts of each 60 minutes long. From the writer of 'One Day' who once again wrote a beautiful screenplay. Portrayal of the romantic drama from the perspective of the middle-aged people. Indeed, specially made movie for them, it explores the midlife crises in the marriage and spiritless mechanical life that follows the day after the day. Now, you guys have to switch your mind to google map mode: The story told between the two points of life's map, one is where the home and the family is, dot, and the other one is an office and the job, dot. To describe it mathematically, between these points there comes a line which is practically a boring journey.The majority won't enjoy leaving home for the work, especially on the Monday morning. The bad day begins with shouting for someone who come across your car front, or fight for a seat in the train and bus. The same way this story appear to have a life where two odd people meet. Carl married with two children and Sally engaged to marry soon. So the days follow everything changes and the journey turns more cheerful than ever. Their little friendship ends in flirtation, but well realising they won't accept the truth. Can they remain good friends, or ready to face the consequences and how their families affect by this is the rest of the riddle.It just seems... Futile. After seeing the first quarter of the movie, it reminded me James Siegel's 'Derailed'. I thought I was an inch closer to predict the second part, but the story was smartly moved to the other way. An interesting story development followed further going towards the end of the first half. In the second part, everything slowdowns, but still gripping because it was a crucial stage in the storytelling to solve the puzzle that created in the earlier. Not an over melodramatic or the sexual exploration, but the point is very clear to give us a fair bit amount of everything with the realistic outlook as much possible.With the sense of awareness of our responsibility in life we know that cheating in a marriage is morally wrong, but it depends what type of life we're leading. There's nothing specialty in this film compared to other movies of the same theme, but the portrayal makes the poetic rendering. Maybe the actors were too good with the excellent chemistry. Yep, you can't just keep silent, these guys filled the souls to their characters, certainly appreciation follows after a watch. While a watch, all my thinking was on the end part, how it's going to happen. A simple and usual, but definitely a very good solution, highly satisfying, makes the overall movie is the best piece of carving. Simply wondered how this movie can't fit to be a silver- screen product.8/10
leplatypus Sure, there's no paranormal here but i feel the same zen lesson about life: in a way, it says that big happy moments come and go as the bad and nasty ones ; everything changes, nothing lasts forever and that's why we must enjoy the moment, every little second… I didn't expect the movie to be this as i watched it for the English way of commuting and compare it with my life… as expected, London is a much better area than Paris : all is clean, modern or taken care while Paris is tidy, full of tags, over-used with old technology ! In addition, the romance even if it's cheating is engaging as it's the meeting of two lost souls : the young woman is afraid to found her family and the old guy has already built his own and feels maybe not empty but is stunned by this only being that ! The dialogs are full of truth and accurate descriptions of that life spleen. At last, the cast is really good and it's a welcome change from overpaid, repetitive and boring Hollywood stars !
Prismark10 The 7:39 was shown over two nights and is a modern reworking of Brief Encounter which is was itself was re-jigged in 1984 as 'Falling in Love' and starred Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep.David Morrissey and Sheridan Smith meet during an early commute to London where they argue over a seat but in subsequent encounters during the morning rush hour form a friendship and later have a steamy affair.David Morrissey is the middle aged, middle management worker in commercial property with a horrible boss, hating the daily grind of going and coming back from work. He is married to Olivia Coleman, has two teenage children, one about to go to university and finds that for the first time in years he has a buzz and a spring in his step.Sheridan Smith is a personal trainer engaged to get married but unsure as to whether to commit and this affair with an older man seems to provide a pleasant diversion.Of course we have the predictable consequences with Morrissey not performing in his job effectively and getting fired, Coleman finding out about the affair and finally being confronted by Smith's boyfriend.An enjoyable drama, light on its feed, not heavy handed. The work place scenes were so true to life with the actor playing Morrissey's boss nailing the part of the slimy, douche-bag.Just a shame the serial was bit by the numbers.
jamescarterstoddart If you've ever had to commute to London, you'll know that: conversations are sparse, fat people forget how fat they are and newspapers seem to make more noise at 7am! The 7.39 brings all this together but showing through commuter rage, friendships can be made. Many viewers have complained it's not realistic making such a connection this way, but let's not forget it started with a dispute! As for other complaints such as the train carriage was too empty, just remember you have to fit a whole camera crew onto the train and some trains do not actually allow bikes during peak times! Part one allows us to see how the friendship between Sally and Karl develops and just how quickly it leads to something more dangerous. The most artistic aspect of the first half of this drama is how the director shows the audience just how unaware the Sally and Karl are actually falling for each other.In the beginning of part two, we see the aftermath of Sally and Karl's affair which out of the whole series, is the most realistic scenes we'll see.Much recommend and but have a tissue to hand!