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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.

Director:

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 ... 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:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Quotes

Matt: Go fuck yourself, Kelvin.
Kelvin: I frequently do! And I fucking enjoy it!
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Soundtracks

Do I
Stealth Club Mix
Performed by Denise Gordon, Gifted
Written by Carl Turner
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Tough but sweet
29 October 2003 | by alexmapSee all my reviews

This is a simple and enjoyable film. It shows the evolution of the sexual-love relationship of two young men in London. The total contrast of the characters and their origins, as well as the graphical elements of the characters, specially the one of Craig, demystify alot of gay stereotypes through an unusual romance.


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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, 13 December 1998

Gross USA:

$94,943
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Channel Four Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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