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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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Suzy
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Erica Ellis ...
Canteen Lady
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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Jenkins
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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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Sometimes love is hiding between the seconds of your life 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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9 May 2008 (UK)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,878, 22 July 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$24,942, 29 July 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,279,495, 5 May 2011
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In one shot, Ben clicks his fingers to start up time, it then cuts to Ben opening the door to his friend. Between those two shots is a two year gap as the short was filmed two years previously to the feature. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Ben stops time and starts to draw the naked girl in green you can see that she blinks, that should not be possible because time is standing still. See more »

Quotes

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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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References Heat (1995) See more »

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Duncan Enchanted
("Enchanted April") from THE OLIVE GROVE
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Written by Trevor Duncan
Conducted by Andrew Penny
Licensed with kind permission from Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd.
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The current rating of the film (7.4) made me stop trusting IMDb
20 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

The film is an utter waste of time, shallower than graphene. One of the many problems of this film is the gap between what it pretends to be, and what you actually get. There's an inconsistency in the flow, sometimes the film tries to be poetic (and fails), and a minute later it'll be a crude sex comedy similar to American pie. As a result, the two styles destructively interfere and you can't help but feel cheated. The script is just horrific. Uninteresting scenes get a lot of screen time, the level of depth is as mentioned before: shallower than the thinnest material known to mankind. If you are a teenager, you may not mind because of the multitude of silent beautiful nudes that appear there (with questionable justification). It made me feel that a random guy with a camera shot some nude models just because he could, and then he called it "art" to get away with it. I'd expect a rating below 6 for this one. The current rating of the film (7.4) made me stop trusting IMDb ratings...


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