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The staff of La Scala, a small bingo hall in Wales, fear for their livelihoods when the UK's largest bingo centre opens nearby. When staff member Linda discovers she has the ability to predict bingo numbers, she hopes to use her powers to save La Scala, buy her greedy aunt's share of her mother's house, and find love with La Scala's star bingo caller, Gavin.Written by
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I can count the number of times I have been on Bingo on one hand, and the times I did I can't say I got the big adrenaline rush. A room full of old and new cigarette smoke, stone-faced "elderly" players and dull colors all around. Except, when someone called "Bingo" a big grin came on their faces.
Guess what? This movie is like that... and I love it. Mostly spot on how it looked like when I was at the Bingo here in Oslo Norway maybe 10 years ago (when it was still allowed to smoke). OK, in the movie it's a grand big theater. Well, it used to be, before the owner had to turn it into a Bingo.
A new Bingo comes to town, and the old one needs to be saved. Not the most original "main" plots, but the how it's done, makes up for it.
The acting is great, the humor is subtle (but enjoyable) and it looks great. Well, well made should be the correct word. It's not pretty. Just look at some of the walls in the halls in the old theater.
Very enjoyable! 9 of 10
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