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Honest was an attempt by the cast of girl-band All-Saints to try their hand at acting. The film should have been a comedy-drama but unfortunately the end result just proved that not all singers are gifted with acting talent (Shaznay Lewis, the fourth member of the group probably saw what was coming and declined a role).The fact that the three girls have not done anything significant in the acting world since Honest speaks volumes. Director Dave Stewart made his name directing music videos and so was perhaps the wrong person for this film.
Nicole and Natalie Appleton with Melanie Blatt play three sisters who disguise themselves as men in order to commit burglaries and robberies in 1960s London. The have figured that the only way out of their working class rut is to rob from the rich and well-to-do. In the course of their crimes they cross a real hard villain who does not appreciate the sisters moving into his patch. Peter Facinelli plays Nicole's love interest as they evade the police and the hit men sent after them.
It is very difficult to believe that the disguises that the girls adopt would in any way convince onlookers that these were really men. They still look like girls in disguise and even their voices betray their gender. Everyone speaks with an obviously fake Cockney accent and some of the facial grimaces they pull in an attempt to look hard are plainly stupid. There are plenty of props placed around the sets to give an authentic 60s feel, from lava lamps to gramophones to dreadful wallpaper, and even more dreadful clothes.
This review was of the UK DVD release of the film and it is unfortunate that there are no extras such as director's commentary or behind the scenes documentary. For the record, the music festival scene was shot at Kirtlington Park, Kirtlington, Oxfordshire, England. This was a nice diversion from London but it still only gets the film 2 stars.
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