Today, Prime Video releases the highly-anticipated adaptation of My Policeman.
When My Policeman begins, retired teacher Marion (Gina McKee) has just welcomed old friend Patrick (Rupert Everett) to stay at the house she shares with her husband Tom (Linus Roache). Tom is unimpressed with this arrangement, taking the dogs for long walks and refusing to see Patrick.
Here we flashback four decaades to the 1950s and begin to get a clearer picture of how the lives of these three are intertwined. Marion (Emma Corrin)is a bright schoolteacher and Tom in an uneducated young cop (Harry Styles). They meet on the beach and fall in love, but the union is complicated by Patrick (David Dawson), an artist and museum curator, who opens Tom’s world by teaching him art. The pair soon have an encounter that will change all three of their lives.
Mostly told in flashbacks, Marion discovers Patrick’s diaries which give her a greater insight into what happened all those years ago.
Screenwriter Ron Nyswaner carefully holds our attention by unwrapping the story through dual timelines and complex characters who are forced to make choices as a result of the time period they reside.
Styles and Corrin give decent performances within the story, while McKee shines as the older Marion.
My Policeman might be flawed with a rushed ending, but it’s a compelling and, at times tragic, emotive tale.
My Policeman is now available to stream on Prime Video.