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8 Minutes Idle (2012)

Based upon Matt Thorne's award-winning novel about life in a call centre, "Eight Minutes Idle" is a warped urban comedy about what it really means to put your life 'on hold'! Dan Thomas has... See full summary »

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Based upon Matt Thorne's award-winning novel about life in a call centre, "Eight Minutes Idle" is a warped urban comedy about what it really means to put your life 'on hold'! Dan Thomas has always taken the path of least resistance - in his work life, home life and love life! But when Dan finds himself kicked out of the family home, he's faced with no option but to secretly move into the call centre where he works. Suddenly, everything that he's previously taken for granted - a well-stocked fridge, clean clothes, his friends, his self respect, even his beloved cat - are either disappearing or conspiring against him. As Dan's work/life balance spirals dangerously out of control, he's forced to break out of old habits and to dare to do something he has never had to do before - really care about someone other than himself. Written by Sarah Cox

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You can't put life on hold

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The second of three micro-budget movies to be made in Bristol, UK under the iFeatures scheme. The first being In the Dark Half (2012) and the third Flying Blind (2012). See more »

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Performed by Gorillaz
Written by Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett
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interesting theme. and nothing more
28 June 2016 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

interesting theme. good intentions. and total chaos. because all seems be an improvisation about work in center call under the crisis period pressure. good opportunity for a ironical critic about condition, horrible boss, job without sense, few drops of love story. each of theme is present. but in a too strange mixture. and that transforms entire film in a meeting of actors and few nice intentions. the viewer understand the message. but he do not care. the story has not coherence and uses a lot of directions. but none credible. result - a kind of exploration of different territories. and a drawing covered by water. a final who could be real great. and a young man universe who reflects real events but seems have not the purpose to convince or impress. a film like a cigarette smoke. beautiful . but for not long time.


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