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Faintheart (2008)

 -  Comedy  -  27 January 2009 (UK)
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A romantic comedy set in the world of battle re-enactments, about an irresponsible guy who has to shape up in order to win back his wife.

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Richard
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Julian
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Cath
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Maggie
Tim Healy ...
Geoff
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Gary
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Barbara
Joseph Hamilton ...
Martin
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Emily
Richard Ridings ...
Collin
Gary Sefton ...
Vince
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Alan
Sandra Voe ...
Julian's Mum
Matthew Leighton ...
Kim
Tom Smith ...
Danny
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In the Midlands, two men and a boy are on losing streaks: Richard has a dead-end job, and his wife leaves him because he's inattentive and has a juvenile obsession for 11th-century battle reenactments. His best friend Julian still lives with mum and divides his obsessions between Vikings and Star Trek. Then there's Richard's son Martin, picked on at school in part because of his father's hobby. Richard vows to win back the heart of his ex, Julian may have met someone online who shares his interests, and Martin wants to stand up to bullies. All get bad advice, which they act on. Is there any hope for any of them? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Despite its high profile cast this was never given a theatrical release in the UK. See more »

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Don't You Want Me Baby
Written by Phil Oakey / Philip Adrian Wright (as Phil Wright) / Jo Callis (as Joe Callis)
Performed by Human League
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
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A hoot from start to finish
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I saw Faintheart on a flight from Hong Kong to Sydney and loved it so much, I watched it three times and wanted the flight to go on longer (and I loathe flying!). It was beautifully scripted, guffaw-out-loud funny and very touching at the same time. There wasn't a weak performance or an extraneous line in the entire screenplay, the hero's character development was believable and the baddies were satisfyingly vanquished. The sub-plot involving male, female (and juvenile) Trekkies was absolutely hysterical. If you liked Brassed Off, you'll love this. (Note to female EastEnders fans - you won't believe how Joe, the schizophrenic teenager whose barmaid mum had an affair with Phil Mitchell, has grown up (Paul Nicholls)!)


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