By David Everitt
Updated December 04, 1998 at 05:00 AM EST

Everything That Rises

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If there is any entertainment value to be found in disastrous neurological trauma, this movie is determined to find it. The British Go Now, shown at festivals in 1995 but released theatrically this year, opts for disease-of-the-week realism as Robert Carlyle plays a lovable working-class bloke whose life — all earthy repartee with soccer team pals (some of which is actually intelligible to American ears) and ordinary romance with Juliet Aubrey’s Karen — is interrupted by the onset of multiple sclerosis. It’s all about Carlyle’s agonizingly effective performance. B-

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