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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
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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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Warm, witty, and charming.
16 June 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Fast Romance is both modern and timeless, a genuinely funny, upbeat, uplifting film that engages effortlessly without being overly sentimental. Its stars are ordinary, everyday people - not the airbrushed models who populate most Hollywood offerings - and every character is entirely believable, as are the situations in which they find themselves. Set in Glasgow, Fast Romance does the city proud, full of shots depicting the architecture that helped earned us the City of Culture title and making excellent use of notable local landmarks as backdrops and settings. With some of Scotland's finest actors (Dave Anderson, Barbara Rafferty, Juliet Cadzow, Alison Peebles) and a host of talented newcomers, Fast Romance absolutely deserves to be seen on a grand scale - it is one of THE warmest, endlessly watchable romantic comedies, and it can stand proudly beside such Scottish classics as Gregory's Girl, Orphans, and Trainspotting.

Fast Romance is acutely aware of its heritage, and the film is peppered with references to films that have gone before it - from the opening homage to The Wicker Man, to the cameo of Rab Buchanan (from Gregory's Girl), and the sly nods to Restless Natives and Trainspotting - the film also benefited from an Art Director with a terrific eye for background detail, meaning that it will stand up to repeated viewings to catch all the things you missed first time round.

This is a film of which its makers can be justly proud, but more than that, it is a film that all Scotland can be proud of - it shows a side of our country not often depicted on screen, and illustrates a beautifully-written/acted/directed/shot/edited script of a calibre rarely seen. The fact that this was achieved on such a budget is a remarkable achievement, one which should inspire countless new filmmakers to find their own ways and forge their own paths, now the proof exists that it can be done, and done well. Without shadow of a doubt, I would recommend this film to everyone I know, bar none. People deserve to see this film. My only regret is that, having seen it once, I have a long time to wait until I have the chance to see it again - if I could have, I'd have watched it again the very next day. It's that good.


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