A small bingo hall is threatened by the opening of the country's largest bingo centre nearby.

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Linda
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Young Beth
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Father
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Food Operative
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Peggy
Eileen Edwards ...
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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 Alexander Lum <aj_lum@hotmail.com>

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Life's not about winning or losing, it's about crossing the line.

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5 May 2000 (UK)  »

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£58,820 (UK) (5 May 2000)
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Although set in Wales, of the main actors only Jason Hughes is actually Welsh. The rest had to be coached by an accent tutor. See more »

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Celebration
Written by Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Earl Bell), Ronald Bell (as Ronald Nathan Bell), George Funky Brown (as George Melvin Bell), Robert Spike Mickens (as Robert Mickens), Claydes Smith, Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Ronald Thomas), Earl Toon (as Earl Eugene Toon Jr) and Eumir Deodato
Performed by Klaus Wunderlich
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A good central performance,but little else
15 November 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Before she became a big star Kelly McDonald appeared in low budget films like this one that tried to ape the 'feel good British comedy' vibe that was in fashion after The Full Monty.

In principle the idea behind this film is not a bad one. Old bingo hall vs. the new upcoming one. There's lots of room for outlandish characters and sentiment as the staff work together to save the old hall. It also allows room for star turns from people like Freddie Jones.

And yet it doesn't work, despite a good performance from McDonald. The main problem is that the film doesn't seem to know whether it wants to be a big bawdy comedy or a sweet sentimental one. In the end it flits between both camps and ends up being neither.

It's an OK film for a rainy day, but I certainly wouldn't spend big money chasing down a copy.


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