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I was flicking through BBC Prime the other night and happened to come across the scene shot on a train with the two lads and girl. I still don't know how far into the movie I had come into, but I was already completely riveted to the screen.
I especially felt that the 'train scenes' showing the escalating 'banter' between the lads and the girl were incredibly realistic. I'm ashamed to say, I was almost surprised to find the writer and director were men! As a woman who has travelled alone and is very wary of 'reading the signs', I completely relate to these experiences, as most women can.
I've also been in both situations i.e. harassed on a train in London, (although fortunately things didn't end up as bad as in the film) and I've ALSO been in James Nesbitt's character's situation, and seen a woman on the commuter 'night train' violently assaulted in front of my eyes. Maybe this is why these scenes, in particular, made such an impact on me.
When I watched the lads' jokey nature change from flirty to threatening, I actually felt nauseous! I also nearly smashed the TV screen shouting at James Nesbitt's character to "DO SOMETHING!!"
For me, any movie that makes you think or feel strongly is good. I especially thought it interesting to show that we all have an image of ourselves which we like to present; however it's often how we would LIKE to be seen by others, rather than the reality of who we are.
Anyhow, I should probably admit now that I missed the last half an hour of this film as my BBC Prime feed cut out!! It happened just as the son runs out the house, Joe runs out after him and his wife starts an argument.
So could anyone fill me in!????
I'm hopefully waiting for a good Samaritan to help me out on this! :)
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