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Like It Is (1998)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 28 August 1998 (USA)
A tough young boxer struggles to come out in England. Having travelled to London, from his smaller town, he meets and falls for a twenty-something music producer. But love doesn't come easy.

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Paul Oremland

Writer:

Robert Gray (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Bell ... Craig
Ian Rose Ian Rose ... Matt
Roger Daltrey ... Kelvin
Dani Behr Dani Behr ... Paula
Jude Alderson Jude Alderson ... Gloria
Emile Charles Emile Charles ... Aylon
Chris Hargreaves Chris Hargreaves ... Tony, Craig's Brother (as Christopher Hargreaves)
Paul Broughton Paul Broughton ... Minto
P.J. Nicholas P.J. Nicholas ... Jamie
Sean Simpson Sean Simpson ... Jack
Charlie Caine Charlie Caine ... Terry, DJ
Stephen Burke Stephen Burke ... Luke
Dickon Tolson Dickon Tolson ... Dirty Dave
Chris Ross Chris Ross ... Andy
Tony Van Silva ... Fight Loser
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Storyline

Craig is a rough kid in Blackpool, picking up cash as a bare-knuckle club fighter; he's also having a hard time accepting that he's gay. Outside a dance club, he meets Matt, a Londoner working for Kelvin, a shady but enterprising music producer. Matt's flatmate is a client, singer Paula Poptart, who's Matt's good friend but also insecure and needy as a performer. Craig comes down to London to join Matt, but this presents problems for Matt, who's had lots of blokes but never fallen in love. Matt's feelings, Kelvin's demands, Matt's dream to run a rock club, Paula's snits and jealousy, and Craig's lack of job skills combine to put Craig and Matt's relationship in jeopardy. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baš kao što jeste See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,426, 11 December 1998

Gross USA:

$94,943, 24 January 1999
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Production Co:

Channel Four Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Craig: He kept calling me queer!
Matt: For fuck's sake, Craig, that's what you are, a queer! Just deal with it!
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Soundtracks

Do I
Performed by Denise Gordon, Gifted
Stealth Club Mix
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Steve Bell is amazing. Film is sexy, tough and and gritty.
21 May 2004 | by salmineoSee all my reviews

It's very rare a young actor makes such a great positive impression in his debut film. British actor, Steve Bell, does just that! A natural talent, his acting carries this film. Although one cannot ignore how physically beautiful he is, his acting is what matters here. Playing a blackpool fighter(Steve boxed in real life), he carries his role with a masculine swagger, while also displaying a tenderness so rarely captured on film. Struggling with his own sexuality, gay audiences will embrace this performance and straight audiences will find this film proves it appeals to mainstream viewers as well. Soon, gay themed films will not be seperated from "straight" themed films, as love is universal. And this film is ground-breaking as it never depends on stereotype.

Roger Daltrey, lead singer of the legendary rock band, THE WHO, shows he has great acting chops, as does Ian Rose. Brilliantly directed by, Paul Orewland, this film is my favorite gay themed film, along with the American film, "Edge of seventeen."

I will cherish this film over and over. And, once again, I must say, Steve Bell is sexy, brilliant, and impossible to keep your eyes off of him!!


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