film about a man who has ocd and tourrette’s syndrome. as a result of his inflictions his wife leaves him and thus begins his downward spiral. he joins a support group and meets a woman, but is too absorbed with the thought of getting back with his wife to see how perfect this new woman is. in this sense it’s a familiar story, but the performances and subject matter really set the film apart. it has the ability to be moving and humorous, and i’ve always enjoyed that in a film. michael sheen does a stellar job as the lead. he was nominated for the bafta acting award for a tv performance, but rhys ifans won instead. ifans is a good actor, but i find it hard to believe that his performance was better than sheen’s. definitely worth checking out if you get the chance.