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A Room for Romeo Brass (1999)

Two twelve-year-old boys, Romeo and Gavin, undergo an extraordinary test of character and friendship when Morell, a naive but eccentric and dangerous stranger, comes between them. Morell ... See full summary »

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Two twelve-year-old boys, Romeo and Gavin, undergo an extraordinary test of character and friendship when Morell, a naive but eccentric and dangerous stranger, comes between them. Morell befriends with the two boys and later asks them to help him pursue Romeo's beautiful elder sister. He gradually becomes more violent after she rejects him ... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Rated R for pervasive language, and for some elements of violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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4 February 2000 (UK)  »

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Hol alszik Romeo?  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,713 (USA) (27 October 2000)

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$18,434 (USA) (10 November 2000)
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Director Shane Meadows appears twice in the film, once working in the chip shop and later working as a nurse. At the end of the movie these parts are credited to Shane Meadows and Shaun Fields respectively. Shaun Fields is also the name of the young boy in This Is England, whose experiences are based on those of director Meadows. See more »

Quotes

Romeo Brass: I can smell something cooking, you know, I haven't eaten for about an hour.
Gavin 'Knocks' Woolley: I cant smell nowt.
Romeo Brass: I'm so hungry.
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Don't Forget Your Shovel
Written by Christie Hennessy
Performed by Christy Moore
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Take a ride on the Shane Meadows emotional rollercoaster...
8 March 2004 | by (Oldham, Gtr Manchester, England.) – See all my reviews

Previous to catching this I'd watched a little bit of the earlier critically acclaimed Meadows film, "24:7", enjoyed the portion I saw very much and then was rudely interrupted. Consequently, when I got the chance to borrow "... Romeo Brass" I was mildly excited, if a little unsure about what to expect. 90 minutes later I lay in bed incredibly satisfied. I had seen an example of British cinema carrying on the traditions of artists like Ken Loach. ".. Romeo Brass" is a stunning and disturbing examination of human relationships. The several tone shifts within the film are the result of steady direction rather than shoddy plotting, and Paddy Considine's remarkable performance as "Morell" more than compensates for some shaky rendering by a few of his co-stars.

Meadows here creates characters who are unfailingly interesting and rarely easy to predict. The film is a concentrated treasure-trove of wonders, and certain sequences will live with me through many future years of filmic consumption. After seeing this particular effort, I will now make it my mission to absorb everything else that Meadows has done in his career so far. So indeed should you. A marvellous film.


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