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Honest (2000)

The film is an edgy black comedy set in swinging London in the late 60s. The All Saints girls play three street wise sisters who head 'up West' to rob and generally cause trouble.

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Gerry Chase
Natalie Appleton ...
Mandy Chase
Melanie Blatt ...
Jo Chase
Derek Deadman ...
Night Watchman
Graham Fletcher-Cook ...
Market Trader
Vinny Reed ...
Stills Photographer
Karina Iszatt ...
Body Painted Girl
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Daniel Wheaton
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Baz
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Andrew Pryce-Stevens
Willie Ross ...
Woodbine
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Rose
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Duggie Ord
Matt Bardock ...
Cedric
Paul Rider ...
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The film is an edgy black comedy set in swinging London in the late 60s. The All Saints girls play three street wise sisters who head 'up West' to rob and generally cause trouble.

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To live outside the law you must be...Honest.

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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Rated R for some strong sexuality and nudity, language, drug use and some violence | See all certifications »
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26 May 2000 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Casi honestas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

£3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£111,309 (United Kingdom), 28 May 2000, Limited Release
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Pulled from UK cinemas a week after release as it only made £111,000 despite a massive ad spend. See more »

Goofs

The hospital scene contains numerous items of medical equipment, furniture, fixtures and fittings dating firmly from the late 1990s (e.g., beds, bedside cabinets, signs, doors and door handles) which do not resemble those used in 1968 when the film was set. See more »

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J'aime les filles
Performed by Jacques Dutronc
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One should really mention the plot...
20 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

To give you an idea of how utterly dull and lifeless this movie is, I will tell you now that the last word of this review is going to be the film title used in a humorous and non too obvious fashion. OK?

So, to the film. Some films do exist that make Brian De Palma's Mission to Mars look like a masterpiece....... I have yet to see one yet and this doesn't even come close. Even though it is awful. And by awful I mean dull, lifeless, cricket, dire, boring. Dave Stewart, as the guitarist and co songwriter has had to put up with Annie Lennox for a good 2 decades so lets not be too hard on him, the film does have its moments. They cost 90p each on a £3.60 ticket. (Or about $1.25 in America on a $5 ticket.) Yes, two of the girls appear topless in the film and while this is no bad thing, I can't see them being given another movie anytime soon.

Mel Blatt is good in the film. She appears natural to this business we call SHOW. Nicole also has her moments (90p remember). Natalie however, the eldest of the two sisters isn't that great in the film. In fact, I'm being kind. A blind monkey with a badger strapped round it's head could have pulled a better performance. Reminiscent of an early Turtletaub or a late Howard.

Unfortunately, the casting is where the movie fails. While 66% of the All Saints are good in this film, 33% aren't. A better idea would have been to cast 3 of the S Club 7 girls in it (Tina obviously getting the boot). Because S Club 7 exist in farce, their cheeky smiles and mischievous ways would have blended perfectly with the Honest backdrop of Cockney England.

Anyway, in conclusion, I can't really recommend this film enough. 90p a nip is a bargain in today's climate. I just feel that S Club 7 would have made a far superior film to the one that we were given. Honest.


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