(at around 4 mins) When Gary Shoefield first steps outside his flat in Hackney this is #17 Beck Rd, Hackney, London. It still has the same color door, visible in Google Streetview. See more »
When Gary is traveling on the bus there is a shot of the bus in London traffic with a Ford Mondeo behind, this shape Mondeo was introduced in October 1996, the film is set in around April 1995. See more »
After the credits the real Gary tells the camera that Ray would sell anything if he felt it would turn a profit, to which a smiling Ray replies that that's "not entirely true" and that it's "most unfair". See more »
this is a light-hearted easy-going British comedy, full of quirky characters. i really don't understand the bad reviews. well, as i said it is rather British, and its subtlety may elude some of our American viewers but anybody who has a feel for British comedy (although this is not a "classical" one) will probably enjoy this production. you can tell the actors had fun doing it. i agree with some reviewers that this is not award winning or very deep material but i found it really entertaining. great performances by ant mcpartlin, declan donnelly, bill pullman and many many others. watch out for the quirky characters all over the place (i really liked the guy from the filmlab - played by David threlfall).
if you have a feel for British humor: go for it and see this one.
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