Sue: Review

Sue: Review

After losing her husband and living alone for around two and a half years, Sue Ferguson tells her daughter Nancye that she would like to start dating again. Knowing that her mother has always been generally very happy and sociable she thinks this is perfectly fine and introduces her mother to online dating. A concept that Sue had obviously never had an experience of before, but before she knows it, a man contacts her and they arrange a date.

Jim is 87 and looking for love and believes that age is nothing but a number, they seem to have a lot in common as well and as soon as they meet they get on like a house on fire. Not bad considering Sue is heading towards her 100th birthday.

Sue is a heart-warming documentary written and directed by Nancye Ferguson about her mother and how she still has a zest for life when most of us can’t even imagine living that long. Sue is a warm person with a sense of humour and a positive attitude and so it’s no wonder that her daughter wanted to pay tribute to her in this way.

It also makes for a very interesting story and shows us all that even at Sue’s age, it’s never too late to find somebody to spend the rest of your life with.

Jim is also shown to be full of the joys of life and perhaps it reminds us that a life well lived is its own reward and that being happy can bring good things. Sue and Jim act like they’re honeymooners and the joy in their relationship shines through to the audience and will give a lift to anybody who thinks that their life is not going their way.

It also shows that people of that age don’t need to be patronised or depicted as people who have come to the end of their lives and the documentary reflects that. Sue and Jim are just shown as they are without any intrusive narrative from a well-meaning daughter. Instead, Sue will make you smile and remind you that love has no age limit.

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