Dick and Mandy, a young working class couple, move into a council house in Canterbury, and find Mr. Butcher, one of their former teachers, living next door. Mandy's unmarried sister, Gloria... See full summary »

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Dick and Mandy, a young working class couple, move into a council house in Canterbury, and find Mr. Butcher, one of their former teachers, living next door. Mandy's unmarried sister, Gloria, is constantly dropping in, and will not take any hints that the couple would prefer to be left alone, until her presence finally goads them to action. Written by Will Gilbert

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28 November 1980 (UK)  »

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When you hear the vacuum cleaner come on, the bag does not fill up with air. (This mistake was pointed out by Mike Leigh himself 35 years later during the director's commentary) See more »

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A little known classic
29 December 2002 | by (Los Angeles CA) – See all my reviews

Of all the great stuff Mike Leigh has come up with in his impressive body of work; this slight, simple comedy of frayed nerves may be the best of all. Few films can make you wince and hold your sides laughing; almost at the same time, as this one. I have dubbed this for many friends and I always end up watching it again myself in the process. Let's hope they issue this one on DVD soon, but it's well worth going out of your way to find and rent the video.


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