Out of work, scrounger Robert Martin lives with his dysfunctional family - long suffering wife accident prone son and pregnant teenage daughter in a shabby house next door to a giant ... See full summary »
Out of work, scrounger Robert Martin lives with his dysfunctional family - long suffering wife accident prone son and pregnant teenage daughter in a shabby house next door to a giant shopping center in the London suburbs. The Martins are the family from hell! Robert dreams if winning a dream holiday for his family, and when he fails to win yet another competition he flips, out tracks down the elderly winners, ties them up in the cellar and steals their tickets! Written by
I agree with another of the reviewers who says that anyone who slams this film has missed the point. Apart from the glorious performances from not only Kathy Burke and Lee Evans, the supporting cast are equally as fine. From the horrendous mum-in-law to the two kids, and also the 'childrens' entertainer, Ray Winstone, (Who, in my humble opinion is one of the finest British actors at the present time), all performances gel into a believable if slightly over the top comedy drama. Just take a second look at the scene where the 14 year old daughter is giving birth, how can anyone fault these intensely moving performances in the midst of a completely ridiculous, wonderful, bizarre situation. If I could give it 100 out of 10, I would. This is real life, whether you like it or not. Clive C.
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