The story concerns a hapless civil servant who gets more than he bargained for when he moves into an apartment with a gay fashion student and finds himself on the catwalk. The film sets out...
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A lawyer in his 30s named Danny still dreams about becoming a cowboy when his fiancée leaves him on the eve of their wedding ceremony. Fortunately, for him, not one, but two contrasting ... See full summary »
The story concerns a hapless civil servant who gets more than he bargained for when he moves into an apartment with a gay fashion student and finds himself on the catwalk. The film sets out to explore the difficulties for young people in keeping their identities in a fast moving culture of drugs and clubs. Written by
Writer/director David Gleeson had worked in the Department of Agriculture office where the scenes in the movie were filmed. Some of the extras are the people with whom he used to work. See more »
When they are behind bars, Vincent told Shane that he can't believe that he was caught by the police because of a joint smoking. He said that it was his first time to smoke a joint and that he even don't smoke, where in their first meet up with Shane while telling the story of his trip to France in 1997 he was smoking and you can see that he was kind a pro with it. See more »
If I'd a pound for every pint I pissed into the Shannon I'd have retired years ago.
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I'm somewhat suspicious of long winded raving reviews that make excessive reference to the actors or crew. It always makes me think that either the person worked on the film, or were asked to write the review as a favour.
I have no connection to this film and I thought it was terrible. I felt nothing watching it. It was not engaging, nor was it ambitious. Normally one has a certain allowance for an amateur film like this, you tend forgive certain things due to budget reasons etc. and most of those type of films have a certain spirit or drive to them that you admire. Not here. This film is in love with itself, and I certainly found it to have no spirit or drive to it.
I found the films concept of the OTT 'gay character', who will change the indifferent 'straight character' to be less of a square and more in touch with himself; to be unbelievably cliché and outdated. A gay friend of mine commented that he found the portrayal insulting, I can see his point.
Some things that occurred to me: The direction is pedestrian at best and the lighting is bad. The film did nothing new, nor did it have the notion or spirit to try. The acting of the two main leads goes from OK to almost good, but everyone else is poor. The cartoon 'gangsters' are laughable, and for all the wrong reasons. Is this meant to be a 'real' setting or 'magical realism' for Limerick? I couldn't seem to grasp the tone.
I'm tired of seeing 'join the dot' movies receive plaudits at "Festival Wherever", and rave 'favour reviews' by provincial critics. Really, how does something like this get funded? I really feel that if some filmmakers careers depended on putting bums on seats in a cinema, they would soon find themselves having to change jobs. This is just not good enough.
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