Sam Mendes is just one of those directors who’s work you just have to see . The film centers around 2 ever present groups which get short shrift in our society – mental illness and racial discrimination 2-3 very notable performances in this. Micheal Ward is the picture perfect incarnation of a black Frank Sinatra – one of the best performances in my memory by Olivia Colman -and the unfaithful husband played by Colin Firth.