A former Britpop rocker who now works on a farm gets caught driving drunk and faces deportation after living in Los Angeles for many years. His efforts to stay in the U.S. force him to confront the past and current demons in his life.
Donal is a 14-year old who develops a passion for greyhound racing. He works in a kennel, which is owned by Good Joe. Good Joe promises Donal ownership of Donal's favorite greyhound, The ... See full summary »
Ray is an aging ex-socialist who has become a bankrobber after seeing the demise of socialism in 1980s Britain. Teaming up with a gang of other has-beenish crims, he commits one bank job ... See full summary »
Nick, is a young Scottish soccer player living in the big city. He meets Karen, and the two fall in love and move in together. Soon after, Nick exhibits signs of serious illness. As his ... See full summary »
Every seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash ... See full summary »
1987, love in time of war. A bus driver George Lennox meets Carla, a Nicaraguan exile living a precarious, profoundly sad life in Glasgow. Her back is scarred, her boyfriend missing, her ... See full summary »
The story is pretty original (not mindblowing, but original), and the screenplay is very well written. It revolves around a young boy and his father, whose occupation seems to be a bit of a mystery. The story is a mystery at first while you try to figure that out, and then it becomes a bittersweet drama for about the second half of the film. Unfortunately there's not much more I can say without spoiling it.
Robert Carlyle and Aaron Fuller (the young boy) were both brilliant. The performances are the real reason to watch this movie. I don't know where they found young Fuller, but for a newcomer he has substantial acting skills.
A little warning: The dialog in this movie is heavily British, and was not made with the American mainstream in mind. As an American I found it a bit hard to understand at times.
30 of 34 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?