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Ready When You Are Mr. McGill (2003)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  2003 (UK)
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An extra in a TV drama is finally given a line to say. He goes on to cause mounting chaos.

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An extra in a TV drama is finally given a line to say. He goes on to cause mounting chaos.

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[after repeatedly cocking-up his one and only line, Joe McGill pleads for just one more take]
Joe McGill: Phil! Mr Parish. Sir. Couldn't we give it another go? I've read the whole script. It's a scene of prime importance to the understanding of it.
Phil Parish: Why didn't you get it right, then?
Joe McGill: We've had to do it over and over, all day.
Phil Parish: That's what you're paid for.
Joe McGill: We're not machines. We're not cameras.
Phil Parish: You had *one* line to do, Mr McGill. One! And you couldn't.
Joe McGill: It was the thirteenth take.
Phil Parish: All the more reason.
Joe McGill: I did ...
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Remake of Red Letter Day: Ready When You Are, Mr. McGill (1976) See more »

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22 September 2005 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

Another little British gem. Maybe I should have given it a ten, but almost nothing deserves a ten. Well, maybe Lord of the Rings. This is a very funny, very realistic film about everything that can go wrong and does while filming a TV show. Behind all that glamour and slickness you've got poor Bill Nighy, the director, trying to satisfy the producers and the writer and actually get this one scene filmed. And Tom Courtenay, a bit player who only has one line to say: a whole sixteen words he's been memorizing in his sleep. Both performances are superb, as are all the performances in the film. It is very funny, eccentric as only British film can be, and very realistic. I would recommend this film very highly, especially to those who are very critical of films without realising just what goes on behind the scenes. One of my kids works in film, and has told me what amount to horror stories about how difficult and frustrating doing a shoot can be. So while this film is really very funny, and a very good example of Murphy's Law, it is also realistic.


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