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The Slab Boys (1997)

 -  Drama  -  29 August 1997 (UK)
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Paisley, Scotland, in 1957. Three working-class lads look forward to the staff dance at the local carpet factory. Exuberant social piece of observation cinema that concentrates on the boys'... See full summary »

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Paisley, Scotland, in 1957. Three working-class lads look forward to the staff dance at the local carpet factory. Exuberant social piece of observation cinema that concentrates on the boys' obsessions with lust, music and 'getting out'. Written by Duncan Shine <shine@cableinet.co.uk>

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Don't waste your time
13 February 1999 | by (melbourne, australia) – See all my reviews

I think that this movie produces as much enjoyment as slowly squeezing your finger in a vice. Don't waste your time with this boring, depressing, incredibly stupid movie. The movie was an extremely weak attempt at producing some comedy by a surrealist depiction of the culture and heirarchy of a design factory. Some strong acting but absolutely weak script.


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