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One for the Road (2003)

 -  Comedy  -  2 July 2004 (UK)
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One for the Road follows Jimmy, Paul, Richard and Mark who meet on a rehabilitation course for drink drivers. Jimmy is young, ambitious and desperate to sell his late father's business; ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rupert Procter ...
Paul
Gregory Chisholm ...
Jimmy (as Greg Chisholm)
Mark Devenport ...
Mark
Hywel Bennett ...
Julie Legrand ...
Liz
Micaiah Dring ...
Eve
...
Ian
Johann Myers ...
Dave
Penn Linfield ...
Mary (as Penny Linfield)
Tony Claassen ...
Vague Tony
Tim Cunningham ...
Kevin
Dena Smiles ...
Patti / Pamela
Michaela Megran-Handley ...
Paul's Daughter
Benjamin Linfield-Jones ...
Paul's Son
David Peachey ...
The 'TWOC'ers'
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One for the Road follows Jimmy, Paul, Richard and Mark who meet on a rehabilitation course for drink drivers. Jimmy is young, ambitious and desperate to sell his late father's business; Paul has been salesman of the year three times running, however, that was five years ago; Richard is a retired millionaire property developer and Mark is a taxi driver with a weakness for weed and philosophy. Very quickly they realize the course is the networking opportunity of a lifetime as Paul, Mark and Jimmy plot to relieve Richard of some of his wealth... Written by Em Foundation

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5 September 2005 | by (Bristol, England) – See all my reviews

One For The Road' is a low budget British production directed by newcomer Chris Cooke.The story centres around four men, convicted of drink driving and who volunteer to take a rehabilitation course to have their bans decreased. The film is a kind of cross between The Office and Glen Gary Glen Ross, in a pub, with each problem one of the individual's meets sorted out by necking a few down the boozer.

The film is quite a downbeat affair but is interspersed with some great black, but witty humour and some nice one liners.

"There's something we're supposed to do in these situations and until we think of it we should stay calm."

'One For The Road' is by no means a laugh feast but neither is it a dour depressing experience-highly recommended and very admirable debut from Cooke.


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