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Football (2001)

| Short, Comedy, Sport
Lots of young British boys want to become great footballers. Does young Midge have what it takes? Watch as he goes from cradle to...?

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Mum (as Helena Bonham-Carter)
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Dad
Sam Williams ...
Midge, 12 years
Eileen Webb ...
Nan
Stace Davis ...
Midge, 9 years
Rudi Tombs ...
Midge, 5 years
Jack Oxtoby ...
Midge, 2 years
Jasmine Davis ...
Baby Midge
Dion Macky ...
Diego
Danny Cequiera ...
Teacher
Arnold Mybo ...
Torch Kid #1
Anthony Wordsworth ...
Torch Kid #2
Shaka Lynch ...
Torch Kid #3
Todd Timney-Fowler ...
Torch Kid #4
Sonny Rooney ...
Torch Kid #5
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The short shows a young baby's first interaction with a ball and follows his obsession through his early years until secondary school. The passing of the years are shown by the matches played on the TV - from Maradona's "hand of god" to Owen's wonderful goal against Argentina in France 98. Written by Tiny Tope

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Pointless, obvious little short.
18 September 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've seen some great, important short films; those by Svankmajer and Bunuel's "Un Chien Andalou" are fantastic radical cinema. This recent effort, which I came across one late night on British television, is a very minor film, which makes, as the previous reviewer says, a very obvious point. That football is effectively the religion of so many, from an early age onwards. Does it need a film, a film with no other real raison d'etre, to state this *truism*?

There's no real comment or anything, or character, just images reflecting a liking for football in various settings. Nothing in this film really sank in, perhaps bar the image of Helena Bonham Carter making herself look a little silly. Again we have the actress in "Fight Club"-alike anti-type mode; increasingly alluring yes, but that's about all one can say about her brief appearance here. What was she doing in this film? I obviously agree with Boo the Moo that it's good to see her doing a British short film, but surely she ought to have appeared in a more interesting one...!

Anyway, this is a pointless short, a waste of (barely) seven minutes, if such a thing is possible.

Rating:- **/*****


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