Doug, an aspiring country singer, has spent his life as a loser in a non-descript small town with nobody believing in his heartbreaking voice and talent as a musician. His wife has left him...
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The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the ... See full summary »
Richard E. Grant
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Doug, an aspiring country singer, has spent his life as a loser in a non-descript small town with nobody believing in his heartbreaking voice and talent as a musician. His wife has left him and only his best friend believes in him. But he has one last chance to make it... Written by
Small Engine Repair is a great film. It is well acted, written and directed and though I'm not a fan of Country Music, I enjoyed the music throughout the movie especially the ones performed by the main character.
A previous reviewer bemoaned the tameness of the film - "where's the violence".I think that misses the point. For me the confrontation scenes were quite powerful thanks to the great script and acting.
The same reviewer comments that the film tries to emulate American movies of the 70s. I know what they mean and the setting and soundtrack would definitely remind you of them. But I found the tone of the film closer to British kitchen-sink drama.
The only fault I found was the occasional falling in and out of accent by the main actors.
Overall though I really enjoyed this film, not an action-fest or laugh- a-minute, but if you're looking for some good, honest, drama then this will work for you.
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