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Pete, Tom, Claire and Jay are university graduates having trouble making the move into adult life. Beneath... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Will de Meo ... David

Jack Gordon ... Pete

Nathaniel Martello-White ... Tom

Paul Nicholls ... Bobby

Fiona Ryan ... Claire

Jayne Wisener ... Jay

Rachel Bright ... Anna
Jason Croot ... Walahfrid
Vanessa Govinden ... Michelle

Andrew Hawley ... Nick
Lachlan McCall ... Lawrence

Joshua Osei ... Vince
Niall Phillips ... Ollie

Alix Wilton Regan ... Zoe
Gillian Wisener ... Beth
Anna Brook ... Waitress

Directed by
Alex Barrett 
 
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Alex Barrett 

Produced by
Jason Creasey .... associate producer
Augusto da Rocha .... associate producer
Graeme Fry .... executive producer
Christine Hartland .... executive producer
Roland Holmes .... assistant producer
Murat Kebir .... associate producer
Tom Stuart .... producer
Pat Wintersgill .... co-producer
 
Cinematography by
Yosuke Kato 
 
Film Editing by
Murat Kebir 
 
Casting by
Jane Frisby 
 
Production Design by
Niina Topp 
 
Costume Design by
Charmaine Parram 
 
Makeup Department
Lisa Smith-Milne .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Emily Lomasney .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alice Caronna .... first assistant director
Carolina Lutz .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Timothy McCall .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Jason Creasey .... boom operator
Jason Creasey .... dialogue editor
Jason Creasey .... foley artist
Jason Creasey .... re-recording mixer
Jason Creasey .... sound effects editor
Jason Creasey .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dean Hilton .... head focus puller
Harpall Kaura .... gaffer
David Lau .... stills photographer
Dawid Pietkiewicz .... steadicam operator
Tom Ruddock .... dit tech
Nic Wassel .... grip
 
Casting Department
Barnes Cook .... casting assistant
Eleri Shone .... casting assistant
 
Music Department
James McWilliam .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Kathryn Carswell .... production assistant
Laura D'Alberto .... script supervisor
Paul Hillier .... insurance
Sam Milletti .... production assistant
Justine Priestley .... social media marketing advisor
Amalia Rosen-Rawlings .... script supervisor
Eleri Shone .... production assistant
Louis Lasa Tarbuck .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Tim Berry .... special thanks (as Tim J. Berry)
Neil Fox .... special thanks
Clayton Fussell .... special thanks
Howard Halsall .... special thanks
Emre Kebir .... special thanks
Shelley Kebir .... special thanks
Rahim Moledina .... special thanks
Jeremy Moss .... special thanks
Atso Parnanen .... special thanks
Nicholas Paton .... special thanks
Nick Reed .... special thanks
Tim Robey .... special thanks
James Rumsey .... special thanks
Brad Stevens .... special thanks
Michael Walker .... special thanks
Ashley Wing .... special thanks
Eric Wobma .... special thanks
Andrew Yap .... special thanks
 

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102 min
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Talky...very, very talky, 18 February 2015
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

A recent trend that seems overused in films is the creation of scripts with groups of people who are friends but have no business being friends in the first place. In other words, when you think about these characters, they simply have nothing in common and are more clichés or formulaic than realistic people. This isn't just true in comedies like the "Hangover" or "Bridesmaids" films but in dramas as well, such as in the new British indie film Life Just Is-- where there are many of the usual formulaic characters (such as the gay character, the black character, etc.) but you keep wondering why they spend time together. And, by the end of the movie, I was still wondering. Why be friends with someone you don't like or someone who treats you terribly?!

This film written and directed by Alex Barrett starts off on an inauspicious note. As four friends are watching some movie, it concludes and one of them says "Well that's an hour and a half of my life I won't get back". Then a couple more friends are soon introduced. Soon after this, you learn that one of their acquaintances has died and the way these mostly 20-somethings respond to this is what makes up the remainder of the film. In many ways, it's a bit like "The Big Chill"...but without the music (in fact, there isn't any and this is very noticeable) or the energy. But it's also much talkier--with folks mostly sitting around talking and talking and talking. This, combined with the low energy make this a difficult film to watch or even finish.

So is the film worth seeing? Probably not unless you are extremely patient. Oddly, I looked through the reviews for this on IMDb and noticed that folks either gave it a 1 or 9 or higher. I wouldn't be nearly as harsh or as glowing and I really do wonder about both sorts of reviews--especially the 9s and 10s. I'd give this one a D+. I certainly wouldn't rush to see it but also saw some promise and hope that the filmmakers and actors use this experience as a springboard to greater things.

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