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44 Inch Chest (2009)

R | | Crime, Drama | 15 January 2010 (UK)
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A jealous husband and his friends plot the kidnapping of his wife's lover with the intention of restoring his wounded ego.


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Colin is in agony, shattered by his wife's infidelity. However, he has friends who do more than stand by -- they kidnap the wife's French lover and hold him prisoner so that Colin can restore his manhood with revenge. A kangaroo court takes place and as the situation escalates Loverboy's life hangs in the balance as Colin wrestles with revenge, remorse, grief and self pity, all the while egged on by his motley crew of friends who just want him to get on with it so they can get down the pub. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong language including sexual references, and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 January 2010 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

44 дюймa  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£152,171 (UK) (15 January 2010)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The word 'fuck' is used 162 times. See more »


Tippi: [cutting huge lines of cocaine] I like a line the size of a Tobleroné.
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Featured in Angela and Friends: Episode #1.39 (2010) See more »


Prelude from Samson and Delilah
Written and Conducted by Victor Young
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures & Sony/ATV Publishing
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waste of time
11 June 2010 | by (sacramento, ca) – See all my reviews

I really didn't think I would be writing a poor review about a movie with Winstone, Hurt, McShane, Wilkinson and the still beautiful Joanne Whalley as central characters.

However, this was just a waste of their talents and a boring film to boot. Its a talkfest so if you don't fancy the idea of almost all of the film consisting of dialogue in one room, this ain't for you. I liked the Before Sunrise and Before sunset movies with Ethan Hawke, these were talkfests too but they had a point and the characters were clearly defined.

In this movie, you don't really know enough about anyone to really care, you don't know if Ray Winstone really is a bad husband and how well his gangster mates know him and why they know him which is important in the whole witch hunt that takes place.

The writers for this wrote the excellent sexy beast and it looks like they didn't have anything left creatively here. Does every UK movie have to have a gangster undercurrent, its so overdone and this didn't help here, neither did the excessive swearing, I'm no prude, but it just wasn't warranted, if that was meant to portray Winstone;s mates as real hard cases, it didn't work.

And the ending was the biggest disappointment of all, I ended up looking around in astonishment, asking "is that it then"? It made all of what we had seen in the previous 85 minutes redundant.

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