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Cashback (2006)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  9 May 2008 (UK)
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After a painful breakup, Ben develops insomnia. To kill time, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket, where his artistic imagination runs wild.

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Jay Bowen ...
Steve Jenkins
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Kenneth Fahy ...
Art Class Life Model
Stan Ellis ...
Art Class Teacher
Katie Ball ...
Art Class Girl
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Deer Girl in Sainsbury's
Nia Roberts ...
Woman at the Till
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Michael Lambourne ...
Hatti Riemer ...
Old Lady at Deli Counter
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When art student Ben Willis dumps his girlfriend Suzy, he develops chronic insomnia after finding out how quickly she moved on. To pass the long hours of the night, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket. There he meets a colorful cast of characters, all of whom have their own 'art' in dealing with the boredom of an eight-hour-shift. Ben's art is that he imagines himself stopping time. This way, he can appreciate the artistic beauty of the frozen world and the people inside it - especially Sharon, the pretty and quiet checkout girl, who perhaps holds the answer to solving the problem of Ben's insomnia. Written by Winnie Li===Corrected by Kate

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Time flies, but the good news is that you're the pilot. See more »

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Rated R for graphic nudity, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$14,878 (USA) (20 July 2007)

Gross:

$24,942 (USA) (27 July 2007)
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Emilia Fox prepared for her pole dancing scene by having a pole erected in her bedroom so she could practice. See more »

Goofs

When Sharon takes a bite of Ben's sandwich in the locker room, the bit of food is on her right cheek when she is seen from the front, but gone when she is viewed from her rear right. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ben Willis: It take approximately 500 lbs to crush a human skull. But the human emotion is a much more delicate thing. Take Suzy, my first real girl friend. My first real break-up, happening right in front of me. I never thought it was going to be similar to a car crash. I've slammed the breaks, and I'm skidding toward an emotional impact. So, is this all my fault? Me, Ben Willis. It's funny what goes through your mind at a time like this. The two and a half years we spent together. The ...
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Before the credits roll there's another video of Barry doing a dangerous BMX stunt. This time it works, though, and he doesn't fall flat on his face. See more »

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Soundtracks

What Else Is There?
Taken from the album "The Understanding"
Röyksopp are Svein Berge & Torbjørn Brundtland
Written by Röyksopp & Karin Dreijer
Performed, Arranged, Mixed and Produced by Röyksopp
Vocals by Karin Dreijer
Karin Dreijer appears courtesy of Rabid Records
Vocals recorded by Olof Dreijer
Contains a sample from "Love Me Love the Life I Lead"
by The Drifters
Written by Roger Greenaway and Tony Macaulay (as Tony Macauley)
Courtesy of Bell Records
Published by Mustard Music Ltd.
Adm. Universal Music Publishing Ltd
Also contains a sample taken from "Kill Me with Your Love"
Performed by Jericho
Written by Huxley and Shoshan
Courtesy of Broadley Studios
Published by Broadley Music Int. Ltd / Universal Music Publishing Ltd
Used with permission. All rights reserved.
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd
Publishing and Copyright 2005 Virgin Music, a division of EMI Music France
Under exclusive license to Wall of Sound for UK/Ireland
All rights of the producer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved
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"You just have to see that love is wrapped in beauty and hidden away in between the seconds of your life. If you don't stop for a minute, you might miss it"
28 May 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

You find the most beautiful films when you least expect it. Yesterday I went to the Sneak Preview in the local cinema and I came out happier then I've been in weeks. Cashback is an odd combination of teen comedy and romance and the best thing is that it works! The story involves around Ben, an art student. He just had a rough (literally and figurative) break-up with Suzy. Ben has problems to forget Suzy. He can't sleep anymore and is emotionally broken. To speed up the eight hours he used to sleep, he starts working night shifts at Sainsbury's. The film follows Ben's process of dealing with his broken heart, while he is working with his silly colleagues.

Effectively the film also tells the story about Ben's past which shows how his fascination with the female body began and how those things formed the way he thinks about things now. While working in the supermarket he likes to freeze time, to capture the beauty of little things, and to draw pictures of the (naked) female customers.

This film is not about sex and teen jokes as some people probably will say. It is about having a broken heart, finding new love, finding someone that is the perfect other half of you. It is about beauty. The scenes where everything but Ben is frozen and he walks around the store drawing the portraits of the women just strike the right chord. Sean Ellis did a great job to make those scenes look that perfect. It's his ode to the female body.

All I can say is that everybody should go and see this film. It's the best thing I've seen in a long, long time.


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