Pete, Tom, Claire and Jay are university graduates having trouble making the move into adult life. Beneath the hanging out and the daily routines simmers Pete's desire to find a spiritual ...
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Pete, Tom, Claire and Jay are university graduates having trouble making the move into adult life. Beneath the hanging out and the daily routines simmers Pete's desire to find a spiritual answer to life's meaning, Jay's desperate need not to get hurt again, and Tom and Claire's ever increasing mutual attraction. Written by
The opening scene of 'Life Just is' features four characters watching a film. When it finishes, one of them moans "That's ninety minutes I'll never get back". Like markgorman elsewhere in these reviews, I know how he feels! A group of London twentysomething house-sharers navigate their way through adult life. There's the token black character, the statutory Irish character, the gay character, the non-conformist character in amusing trousers, etc - all the stereotypes present and correct! One of them is having an affair with an older man (he's 34); one is concerned that a strange man he sees on his walk to work might be a terrorist; one is trying to decide whether or not to be religious... all this could be interesting, but is ruined by stilted conversations, lengthy pointless shots of people sitting staring into space or eating breakfast, etc. I hate to be so negative, but this really needed some quality control. Heaven only knows what well-known actor Paul Nicholls is doing in it - I can only assume he lost some sort of bet.
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