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Fast Romance (2011)

| Comedy, Romance | 2011 (UK)
Set in the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow, with a vibrant soundtrack of local music, Fast Romance follows the interweaving stories of seven very different people who go looking for love and end up getting more than they bargained for.

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Credited cast:
Neo Akram ...
Jameel
Dave Anderson ...
Mr. Braithwaite
Jennifer Bates ...
Annabelle Catalano
Suzanne Bonnar ...
Jennifer Hopwood
Katharine A. Brown ...
Attractive girl
Nathan Brun ...
Gordy's brother
Robert Buchanan ...
Andy
Juliet Cadzow ...
Gabriella Catalano
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Minister
Lawrence Crawford ...
Andrew Spencer
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Michael
Jo Freer ...
Nadine Catalano
Vincent Friell ...
Sean Gibson
Toni Frutin ...
Natalie Catalano
Lesley Hart ...
Lorna Kerr
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'Fast Romance' follows the interweaving stories of seven very different people who decide that, in their pursuit of love, it is time to try something new. Little do they know that after one night of speed dating their lives will take dramatic new twists - and we'll be there to witness each and every one of them. This roller coaster ride will leave you in no doubt that just three minutes with a complete stranger can change your life forever. Written by Carter Ferguson

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can 3 minutes with a complete stranger change your life forever?

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Comedy | Romance

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The film received the BAFTA Scotland Cineworld Audience Award at the 2011 British Academy Scotland Awards. See more »

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Pure dead mediocre, so it is
22 June 2011 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

Saw this at a press screening today at EIFF. While I wanted to like it, and expected great (or at least 'good') things, I was disappointed.

The press kit informs that the film cost only £41,000 to make, and boy does it show. Camera work is amateur, the feeble 'jazz-lite' soundtrack jars in and out of the consciousness (the same guy who wrote the s/t to 'Gregory's Girl' was on board, and appears to have re-recorded his work for consumption here) while a couple of the other incidental tracks were bad, bad, bad.

Plot so thin it verges on the anorexic and that takes us to... the performances. Some good. Some very good, in fact. Some not so good and some others, naming no names, bloody awful.

The constant nods to Scottish films of far more illustrious stock (the aforementioned Gregory's Girl, Trainspotting, Local Hero, Restless Natives, etc.) are extraneous and annoying; it's as if this film wants a little bit of the stardust to rub off here. Not going to happen.

Like I say, I wanted to like this. Despite being English I have spent the majority of my life north of the Border and know what Scottish cinema is capable of. It's capable of much better than this.


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