A powerful and riveting performance from Tallulah Haddon as the titles
Justine makes this simple tale of love something quite special.
Addicted to drugs and with deep physiological issues, much of the narrative
is told via her conversations with her probation officer (Sian Reese-
Williams) and her doctor (Steve Oram), Justine is on a path of
self-destruction when she meets Rachael (Sophie Reid), a level headed
language student whose basically everything that Justine is not. With
Justine having only one other friend, Peach (Xavien Russel), who himself is
less than a role model, it’s left to Rachael to deal with Justine’s mood
swings, drunken binges and shoplifting sprees.
The story of a lesbian relationship is not an obvious choice for a male
director, James Patterson, and writer, Jeff Murphy, but between them, and
helped in no small part by outstanding performances from Haddon and Reid,
they’ve produced a moving and modern love story that’s not to be missed.