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Convenience (2013)

Two convenience store robbers mess up the crime and end up working there for the rest of the night.

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Ajay
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Levi
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Shaan
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Debbie
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Stoner 1
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Clive
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Tommy
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Drago
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Nevil
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Ivan
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Two convenience store robbers mess up the crime and end up working there for the rest of the night.

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One night two men three hostages no clue

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Comedy

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The bottles of Diet Cola requested by the customer that Levi goes to fetch from the stock room have the phrase "I can, I can't" printed on the labels. This is a reference to a recurring gag in BBC television series The League of Gentlemen, in which the character of Tubbs (Steve Pemberton) says it when asked about a can of Coke. See more »

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When Ajay peers through the door spy-hole, at Shaan, the background is lite up, but when the door is opened to let him in the background is then dark. Also, a naked arm can be briefly seen as the door is opened. See more »

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Outtakes run alongside end credits. See more »

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References Rainbow (1972) See more »

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Waiting to Die
Performed by The Laurels
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Crinkley Nut Crisps......
12 November 2015 | by (Leicester, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Ajay and Shaan, as they attempt to rob a petrol station to clear a debt owed to some Russian gangsters from a strip club.

However, things don't go to plan when they discover that the petrol station's safe is on a time lock and won't open until 6am.

Desperate, the pair decide to tie up supervisor Levi, disguise themselves as workers and wait it out…without ever trying to reference Clerks....

Movie studios should have more faith in their product, rather than having studio plants write almost delusionally good reviews for their movies.

Some I have read are truly laughable, and almost dissuade the reader from watching the finished product, which is a shame, because this, despite all it's shortcomings, is a lot of fun.

So the majority of the narrative is set in the titular spot, and between having little arguments between the pair of them, and trying to justify their actions to Levi, we have the random people you'd expect to pop into a petrol station at silly o' clock in the morning, with very mixed results.

With the exception of Head, who plays the most human character in the film as a man who has appeared to have lost something dear to him, the customers never really have any connection between Ajay and Shaan, and Levi.

They just appear to be ignorant, Abhorrent, or both toward the customers. And the customers weird traits are just too random to be anything other than eye-rollingly predictable.

So it's good that the three main characters have a lot of depth, chemistry, and an altogether sense of realness to hold the film together.

Yes, it does reference Clerks, but when a film is set mainly in a place of convenience, it's sometimes understandably unavoidable.

There is a subplot involving Levi and her father (whom just happens to be the manager), but it's never really focused on too much, and the final fifteen minutes does leave a lot to be desired, but because the three main characters are so likable, you can forgive it's shortcomings, and enjoy it for what it is.

A likable, harmless comedy.


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