Supposedly talented Graphic Designer, Des, has somehow got himself into a series of crazy scams with has-been criminal Frank and to the extreme annoyance of fiancé Lauren, are doing terrible at being bad in a typically British seaside town.
The naive Des is played with sheer acting charm by Nick Moran, one of the healthier talents that emerged from 98's "Lock Stock" film. We first find him within the confides of a run-down locker room, having boxing gloves fitted to his hands and receiving a phone call from girlfriend Lauren, played by rising UK actress Lisa Faulkner. Lying badly at the fact that he will soon engage in an underground boxing match, he psyches himself up, while Lauren sits alone at home watching a video that briefly takes a dig at Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels that would create large smirks upon anyone's face. In fact, I'd rather watch THAT video than Lock Stock!
Tensions mount between Des and Lauren, though it's told with true comic flare, with such reality, telling the audience this tale could in fact be true.
Frank, (Phil Davies) hatches a plan to hijack the 'baby juice express'. Which is what, exactly? Every month this gangster smuggles a glass vial of his sperm out of the prison and it's taken across town to his girlfriend, (played cooly and against type by Brit star Samantha Janus, wants a baby), something they call the Babyjuice Express.
Hurst and Moran's script is totally on the ball and the film never tries to be anything other than what it is. An English caper, with real characters, in believable situations and a cast that work together brilliantly, giving the impression that they're a bunch of mates making a movie together. If Ealing Studios, the great British name behind many of the classic British comedies of the 40s and 50s, still continued to produce films today, then Baby Juice Express would certainly be one of those films. This has to be one of the funniest films I have seen in ages.
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