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A schizophrenic causes havoc in his brother's restaurant. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Daniel Craig ... Ray

David Morrissey ... Pete

Kelly Macdonald ... Laura
Julie Graham ... Mandy

Peter McDonald ... Dave
Nicholas Palliser ... Ray's Friend
Huss Garbiya ... Man with Mobile

Edward Tudor-Pole ... Lighter Seller (as Edward Tudor Pole)

Ashley Walters ... Kitchen Hand
Gem Durham ... Cashier

Cate Fowler ... Benefits Agency Woman

Directed by
Simon Cellan Jones 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joe Penhall 

Produced by
Graham Broadbent .... producer
Damian Jones .... producer
 
Original Music by
Adrian Johnston 
 
Cinematography by
David Odd 
 
Film Editing by
Elen Pierce Lewis 
 
Casting by
Gail Stevens 
 
Production Design by
Zoe MacLeod 
 
Costume Design by
James Keast 
 
Makeup Department
Pebbles .... makeup designer
Nora Robertson .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alison Banks .... second assistant director
Robert Fabbri .... first assistant director
Lee Tailor .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Thomas Brown .... art department assistant
Stephen McGregor .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Richard Flynn .... production sound mixer
Nigel Stone .... adr supervisor
Nigel Stone .... dialogue editor
Ruth Sullivan .... foley artist
Mike Wood .... supervising sound editor
Paul Carr .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Robert Farr .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Richard Fettes .... foley editor (uncredited)
Mark Kenna .... consultant: Dolby film sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alex Bailey .... still photographer
Tony Slater Ling .... additional cinematographer: second unit
Alan Stewart .... additional cinematographer: second unit
Tammo van Hoorn .... additional focus puller
Tony Wilcock .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
William Davies .... casting assistant
 
Editorial Department
Mark Neale .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Terry Davies .... conductor
Liz Gallacher .... music supervisor
Steve Parr .... music mixer
Steve Parr .... music recordist
 
Other crew
Katie Bullock-Webster .... production assistant
Colleen Hughes .... production coordinator
Sandrine Loisy .... stand-in: Kelly McDonald
Roger Phillips .... title designer
Emma Pill .... location manager
Amanda Street .... international sales: FilmFour
Emma Thomas .... script supervisor
Catherine Charlton .... dialect coach (uncredited)
 

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101 min
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Australia:MA | France:U | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:12 | Spain:13 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15

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Laura:Squeeze the breath out of me. It makes me feel safe.See more »
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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
So much more than just a comedy, 2 January 2003
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Ray is a schizophrenic who has been released form care back to his brother. He is on his medication and he is fine – enjoying life but wandering a lot. He meets a girl, Laura when she and her boyfriend are having a fight in the street. At first she dislikes him but the more he tries to get to know her the more she gives in to him. The pair go off to Hastings for a while and fall for each other – despite the worries of Ray's brother Dave.

I taped as it was billed as a comedy and I thought I'd give it a go. To call it a comedy is to not even tell half the story. It is funny in many places and has an enjoyable light air to most of it, but it is so much more than just another romantic `boy meets girl' British comedy. It is actually a sensitive look at mental illness through our view of Ray. He is allowed to be a person rather than a stereotype and as a result we care more about the plot but also sympathise with all the characters a lot more.

It hurt me to see Ray struggling when not on his meds. He is a real person and just struggling in this way. In real life I may have been in the street bemused by him rather than interesting in finding out who was behind the illness. Also when Dave is worried about him and feels he can't trust him, we side with Ray and see Ray's point, whereas in real life many of us would have our doubts just like Dave. This doesn't mean it's perfect as the plot has weaknesses. The romance in the centre doesn't always ring true and the climax, although dramatic, is an extreme for dramatic effect, but overall it works.

This is mainly due to a good strong script with real characters as well as good acting all round. Craig is really good as Ray – I never doubted him for a second and his portrayal is never lazy cliché for a second. McDonald's Dave is a less sympathetic figure but well acted and Macdonald's Laura is good once we are over the way she is very easily won over by Ray. The direction is really good and avoids being arty in it's use of images. I don't know what it's like to see things an hear things like Ray is, but here it is brought to the screen as well and as tastefully as could be expected.

Overall this is a comedy and can be enjoyed as such for at least half the film. But more than this the film goes deeper and is a wonderful look at schizophrenia without going into detail but rather giving us a real character and even helping `normal' (read `ignorant') people like me understand what it's like for people like Ray.

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