A bitter sweet comedy and an acutely-observed piece of contemporary story-telling, featuring an array of Britain's finest acting talent
Falling Down tells the tale of a seemingly ordinary family forced to confront their emotional demons and past failings. The story of the Greenfield family begins on the eve of Mitchel's 44th birthday. Mitchel (Timothy Spall) appears to be a content family man. His marriage to Mandy (Lesley Manville) is a loving one, he dotes on his teenage daughter Nic (Sadie Thompson) and Mitchel can't do enough for his elderly parents Sidney (George Cole) and Sheila (Annette Crosbie). On the surface all seems well in this safe, suburban world. But, as Mitch prepares to celebrate his birthday a series of devastating revelations cause his world to crumble, pushing him to the brink of despair as he tries to hold together the one thing most precious to him - his family - whatever the cost.