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Cashback (2006)

R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 9 May 2008 (UK)
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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Erica Ellis ...
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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Stuart Goodwin ...
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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 is dumped by 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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Once upon a time, I wanted to know what love was. Love is there, if you want it to be. You just have to see that it's wrapped in beauty and hidden away between the seconds of your life. If you don't stop for a minute, you might miss it. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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)

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$24,942 (USA) (27 July 2007)
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Trivia

In one scene Ben Willis can be seen holding a photo of him and Suzy with a Quality control/Advice label. Looking carefully at the label one can read the following text: 'Blurred out memories. Camera shake - lost steady girlfriend. Focusing error - should have thought of her. Subject too close for comfort - allow 6 weeks to feel better. Plenty more fish in the sea. LIFE WITHOUT HER' See more »

Goofs

Ben in flashbacks as a schoolboy is seen writing with his left hand. As an art student he draws with his 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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Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in Anthropoid Press Conference (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Snack Bar Lounge
Performed by Evil Nine (as Evil 9)
Written by Tom Beaufoy and Pat Pardy (as Pat Hardy)
Published by Marine Parade Music Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of Marine Parade Music Ltd
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Very deep and enlightening, and fun. Brilliant.
4 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is actually a philosophical movie that tries to explain one of the most eternal questions: "What is love?" The insight, thoughts and descriptions in this subject, are very interesting.

With a lot of nudity, humor and nonsense, the movie is never boring, and always keeps you in touch with the characters and their thoughts.

Cashback depicts love as a very much OCD thing. An aching, never quenching drive and thirst for your loved one. Along with fulfilling each others dreams. Very romantic, maybe just a little bit too romantic and perfect. Then again maybe i'm the skeptic.

Enjoy, the thinking part will follow instinctively if you're a thinker.


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