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Nil by Mouth (1997)

R | | Drama | 6 February 1998 (USA)
A rough, short-tempered patriarch of a working class family has his life and the relationships around him slowly unravel.

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Laila Morse ...
Janet
Edna Doré ...
Kath
Chrissie Cotterill ...
Paula
Jon Morrison ...
Angus
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Terry Rowley ...
M.C. in Club
Sam Miller ...
Club Comic
Leah Fitzgerald ...
Michelle
Gerry Bromfield ...
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The family of Raymond, his wife Val and her brother Billy live in working-class London district. Also in their family is Val and Billy's mother Janet and grandmother Kath. Billy is a drug addict and Raymond kicks him out of the house, making him live on his own. Raymond is generally a rough and even violent person, and that leads to problems in the life of the family. Written by Gustaf Molin <gustaf.molin@usa.net>

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Rated R for graphic drug use, non-stop strong language, brutal domestic violence and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Gary Oldman spent a year and a half prepping, making and releasing this labor of love. See more »

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A boom mic is visible in the supermarket parking lot. See more »

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Valerie: I'll send Michelle your love.
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Features Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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Little Sheila
Written by Laurel Aiken and Gil Cang
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Like a fresh breeze from England's gutters
12 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

I liked this films' authentic look.

I have middle class friends who describe this film as "depressing".

To me it was uplifting. It was great to see all these working class characters, even the horrible one, portrayed with a feeling of dignity and sincereness.

Not your average plastic movie. Real life, real emotions. I liked it, because it at last portrayed the life of the modern underclass with realism. The characters take over the story in this film, so if you like that, take a look. Thank you, Gary Oldman.


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