Disclaimer, this film came on tv while I was busy reading some emails, and it was on in the background to begin. It wasn’t one I had purposely chosen to watch but I’m glad that I did watch it.
This is a tongue in cheek, comedy heist which will make you chuckle. If you can think about Pulp Fiction, but without the names in the cast, without the big budget, without the class then this is it. Take this film for what it is, cheap, cheerful yet funny.
With Amanda Donohoe, Frances Barber and Simon Callow in the line up, it’s not too shabby but Sam Rockwell in the cast brings a touch of something different as he seems to enjoy the comedy, crime capers. If you’ve not seen him in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, then it’s worth finding time to watch that too.
Phoebe Fox steals the show as a sexy, spectacle wearing, food-obsessed genius lawyer. She adds guile, poise and that touch of class to the film. Ben Schwartz and Peter Ferdinando were great and Al Weaver playing Tommy Tresham was a great piece of casting. Not many films with constant swearing make me laugh, in fact most kind of make me cringe. This was different, as you can actually see this type of person in society today in the UK.
There’s thought that these gangster, heist type films are over done and have run their course. I say bollocks. They said the same before Snatch came out and that was a huge success. Now don’t get me wrong here, this film isn’t in the same league as Snatch. This is a totally different style of ‘comedy’ totally.
If you’ve seen the film Twin Town, and enjoyed it, then this film might be just up your street.
Scores on the doors out of 10, I’d say this is worth 6 at best, but don’t let that discourage you from watching it.