Danny - a lonely factory worker, intimidated by life - is battered and humiliated in front of his kids in a random act of violence. His already bleak existence sinks further into the abyss. On the verge of total breakdown he decides to fight back. He meets a group of night-club doormen who take him in and give him the confidence to stand his ground. As he is drawn deeper into their world he becomes embroiled with the local gangland boss, setting in motion a chain of events with shockingly brutal consequences. Written by
Went to see Clubbed mainly out of curiosity. I'd seen it compared to Trainspotting, Goodfellas, This is England and everything by Guy Richie. Couldn't work out how it could be like all this lot at the same time, and it isn't. It's not like anything else really, and I think that's why people have struggled to pigeon hole it. Just when you think you've got it sussed as you recoil in horror at some pretty graphic violence it throws another emotion at you, as you struggle with the lump in your throat, only to have that demolished by a laugh out loud moment. As if that wasn't enough, you're forced to think about what it really means to be a man - to face fears and stand up and be counted. There are no trite solutions here, just difficult questions with no back and white answers. All this is wrapped up in a tense, gripping story acted out in some of the best performances you'll see, and overlayed with a stunning 80's soundtrack. Definitely not to be missed!
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