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 »
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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
This film is a brilliant depiction of the troubles faced by the working class people in today's society. The inequality of wealth and the divisions of class are displayed brilliantly. The only problem I have is with it being called a comedy. It has its funny moments but overall it is a dark and sad portrayal of the dilemmas that face so many w/c people nowadays and the way they are treated.
To all those who have described Lee Evans's character as a scrounger and a "louse" etc. I'd ask if they understood the film at all. Question why he came to be in that position. And what about all the others on that street. How much of a chance do you think his son or daughter is going to have? So shut it, you bourgois bastards. Like he said in the film, "We could have our own Communist state" Brilliant!
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