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I first heard of this film in our local newspaper as they were shooting in Essex, I then found out it had a pretty impressive set of actors from various British films so I thought I would check it out on DVD.
I actually really enjoyed 'Just For The Record'. If you want to see this movie based on Danny Dyer or Craig Fairbrass then don't bother. Dyer's screen time is bare minimal and actually pretty lame. Fairbrass doesn't surface until around 65 minutes into the film and plays his typical mouthy hardnut role. For some reason the film has been marketed with the various 'big names' in the film. Poor Roland Manookian isn't even mentioned on the front or back of the DVD and he along with the legendary Geoff Bell dominate screen time.
This film is worth watching for 2 reasons:
1. Steven Berkoff - Had me in stitches!
2. Ian Virgo - Easily the best character in the film. Puts in a top boss-eyed performance.
Overall this is an entertaining piece of film which I found hilarious. I think the main problem is a lot of people will buy this DVD based on Danny Dyer, but will then realise after watching the film it was just a marketing tactic to sell the film. He is a one shot pony and seeing him try to act comedy is kind of funny but at the same time it really isn't.
There is a juicy selection of some legendary British actors in this film, but they really are only cameo appearances. A rather gay Colin Salmon is a particular highlight. Of course this film is also worth seeing if you are a Rik Mayall fan, but once again don't expect too much as he isn't given enough time in front of the camera. At some points in the film Rik Mayalls dialogue actually sounds like someone is doing a bad impression of him.
Yes it is low budget and yes it isn't the best film in the world, however I really, really enjoyed it found myself crying with laughter throughout.
Just to support this film and everyone involved I am giving it 10/10. :-)
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