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The staff of La Scala, a small bingo hall in Wales, fear for their livelihoods when the UK's largest bingo centre opens nearby. When staff member Linda discovers she has the ability to predict bingo numbers, she hopes to use her powers to save La Scala, buy her greedy aunt's share of her mother's house, and find love with La Scala's star bingo caller, Gavin. Written by
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A very likeable film in all respects, from the stylish direction to great acting from all concerned (although the terribly sexy Kelly Macdonald lets slip a few Scottish vowels and at times verges on Ruth Madoc's Gladys Pugh - but I can forgive her for anything). Subtle and very effective music scoring adds to the overall humour and there are some surprisingly touching moments, especially from the great Freddie Jones, who seems to be in his element as the Welsh-Italian bingo hall owner / chef / opera lover. Also, some frighteningly realistic old women from South Wales - dun 'alf make me feel 'omesick, like mun.
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