Liam Neeson takes a step back from hardcore action to get to the gooey center of Lesley Manville‘s heart in the first trailer for their upcoming romantic drama Ordinary Love.

The duo leads the film as a married couple with a remarkable love story that threatens to end when Joan (Manville) receives a dire breast cancer diagnosis, sending the world of Tom (Neeson) into quiet chaos as he tries to hold himself together to support his wife.

“I can’t tell her how frightened I am. I’ve got to continue on as normal. That’s my job in all of this,” Neeson says in the clip, which sees him rallying his own emotions to give his spouse a comfortable transition into treatment.

“There isn’t a moment I won’t be there with you,” he later tells her. “I’m going to torture you. You know that, don’t you?”

Ordinary Love
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Directed by Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn from a script written by playwright Owen McCafferty, the film world-premiered in September at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it earned universal praise from movie critics.

Ordinary Love hits select theaters on Feb. 14. Watch the film’s first trailer above.

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