A menage a trois set in the Midlands made worse by a woman that can't seem to make up her mind with very dangerous implications. A bit mixed up and muddled and at times very raw.
I have heard many a good review about this movie. So sat down with my family (as the film was rated M)and friends for a good evening which we were looking forward to. However after about 10 and Robert Carlyle using the F******** word about 30 times we turned it off and watched somthing else.
It should be rated MA for high level of coarse language.
I liked it enough, but story rather trite - get more enjoyment out of seeing well-known Brit stars in their roles, and the towns and countryside of Britain.
Great ensemble cast, probably only appreciated by British movie aficionados, Rhys Ihfans is a total wimp and quite unbelievable as a Romeo. However some 'larf out loud' moments. Go on, have a go!
Once again Shane Meadows gives the viewer a realistic, gritty view of life in the Midlands. The screen is filled with their human frailties and failings. Bitter sweet, and very funny. Dead Man's Shoes lifts this to another level. Essential viewing
Even though this film has a stellar cast of Robert Carlyle, Rhys Ifans and Kathy Burke, it was still another one of those British, gritty, realistic, low-budget movies. I have to admit I only watched it to the end because I'd paid for it.
Others may enjoy this movie more that I did.
I watched this movie because I love Rhys Ifans - you should watch it for the great comedy.
Dreadful, dreadful, dreadful. Hammy acting and ridiculous storyline. What a waste of time!
Enjoyable with quite a lot of laughs. I did struggle a bit with the heavy accents though.
It is worth watching in as soap opera sort of way, but not really my cup of tea
English low life rubbish!
English drama is almost always good. This is no exception. A little cliched perhaps, but entertaining.
If your mother tongue is not Midlandish you better watch another movie
Has a touch of the Ken Loach about it, but without the social comment. Carlyle ( as the useless father/partner, small time crim) is pretty good, Ifans (the dorky love interest, and manager of a mechanic shop) good, but the stand out was the sister-in-law, who I am sure was in a BBC comedy, shown on ABC late at night. She is really very good in this. The spray she gives Carlyle (her foster brother) simply couldn't have been that well scripted. The musical homage to Morricone is nice too.
I do not know what I was expecting, but this was not it. It was still uninteresting in fast foward
Best of British in terms of the stars, and certainly worst of British in terms of the storyline and settings, but some very funny moments and some great performances.