The Short & Curlies (1988)

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A short comedy by Mike Leigh about the romance between a young woman and a man who communicates only through jokes and humor. The story is told as a series of very short vignettes between her and the man and her and her doting mother, a hairdresser. Written by Sean V. Taylor <st52@cornell.edu>

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20 September 1990 (Finland)  »

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Krótkie i krecone  »

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This short film is featured on the Mike Leigh Feature Film Collection DVD for Career Girls (1997). See more »

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Edited into Cinema16: British Short Films (2003) See more »

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great stuff
15 March 1999 | by (San Jose, CA) – See all my reviews

Wonderfully entertaining stuff. David Thewlis puts in a truly geeky performance that'd put any real-life nerd to shame. Alison Steadman's voice grates like a... well... cheese-grater... and again there's that bleakness we come to expect from Mike Leigh, but a sensitivity too, comedy of course and a depth of character not often achieved in short films.


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