21 user 12 critic

Sorted (2000)

R | | Thriller | 6 October 2000 (UK)
2:03 | Trailer
A young lawyer gets more than he bargains for while investigating his brother's mysterious death.


Alexander Jovy


Alexander Jovy (story) (as Alex Jovy), Nick Villiers (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »



Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

An Italian temptress arrives at a school in Newcastle to teach a group of Geordies about the art of romance.

Director: Sue Heel
Stars: Sabina Loddo, Kelly Brook, Jake Canuso
Absolon (2003)
Sci-Fi | Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

In a world ravaged by disease, he's the only cure... and the last hope for human-kind.

Director: David De Bartolome
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Kelly Brook, Lou Diamond Phillips
Removal (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Gothic horror meets industrial-strength cleaning products in this spine-tingler about a pill-popping cleaning service employee and a sprawling mansion with secrets of its own.

Director: Nick Simon
Stars: Billy Burke, Mark Kelly, Oz Perkins
Ripper (2001)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A massacre survivor (A.J. Cook) studies serial killers under a famous expert (Bruce Payne), but her classmates soon start dying at the hands of a Jack the Ripper copycat.

Director: John Eyres
Stars: A.J. Cook, Bruce Payne, Ryan Northcott
Taking Stock (2015)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A 'Bonnie and Clyde' inspired contemporary comedy drama.

Director: Maeve Murphy
Stars: Kelly Brook, Georgia Groome, Lorna Brown
House of 9 (2005)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Nine strangers, with no apparent connection between them are abducted: drugged, kidnapped and sealed in a house together.

Director: Steven R. Monroe
Stars: Kelly Brook, Dennis Hopper, Hippolyte Girardot
Santet (2018)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A man and his family return home to see his ailing mother only to find out that she has been overcome by black magic.

Director: Helfi C.H. Kardit
Stars: Kelly Brook, Marcellino Lafrand, Ayu Dyah Pasha
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

American soldier, obviously very skilled in martial arts, single-handedly takes on mercenaries in the Philippines.

Director: Sam Firstenberg
Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Steve James, Judie Aronson
One Love (2003)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A rasta musician meets a gospel singer when they both enter a music contest in Kingston Jamaic. They fall for each other but are kept apart by the Girl's father the Pastor, who wants her to marry into the church.

Directors: Rick Elgood, Don Letts
Stars: Ky-Mani Marley, Cherine Anderson, Idris Elba
Mousehunt (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two stumblebum inheritors are determined to rid their antique house of a mouse who is equally determined to stay where he is.

Director: Gore Verbinski
Stars: Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Vicki Lewis
Survival Island I (2005)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Three people - a rich couple and a crew member - are shipwrecked on a tropical island and their subsequent fight for survival becomes even tougher when they begin to turn on each other.

Director: Stewart Raffill
Stars: Billy Zane, Kelly Brook, Juan Pablo Di Pace
Ginger Snaps (2000)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two death-obsessed sisters, outcasts in their suburban neighborhood, must deal with the tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by a deadly werewolf.

Director: John Fawcett
Stars: Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, Kris Lemche


Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Rhys ... Carl
Sienna Guillory ... Sunny
Ben Moor ... Thames Barrier Officer
Claire Harman Claire Harman ... Thames Barrier Girl
Mark Crowdy Mark Crowdy ... Gallery Manager
Joseph Kpobie ... Record Shop Rapper
Neil Maskell ... Record Shop Geezer
Stephen Marcus ... Rob
Jason Donovan ... Martin
Michael Price Michael Price ... Samson
Bob Mercer Bob Mercer ... Bartender
Simon Meacock ... Silver Shirt
Fay Masterson ... Tiffany
Kelly Brook ... Sarah
Tim Curry ... Damian Kemp


Carl (Matthew Rhys) has travelled from Yorkshire to central London to clear up the details of his brother's death. Although a successful attorney, Carl finds that there is another side to his brother's life, into which he willingly gets pulled. A group of techno junkies accept him into their family, as he is the brother of their late friend. With copious Methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA) to aide him, Carl enters the underground all-night rave scene in hopes of discovering the truth to his brother's suspicious death. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Life gets larger after dark



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive drug content, language, some sexuality and violence | See all certifications »






Release Date:

6 October 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

História Repetida See more »


Box Office


$9,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Happy Together
Written by Alan Gordon & Gary Bonner
Published by Robbins Music Corp Ltd.
Performed by The Turtles
Courtesy of Flo & Eddie. Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

6 October 2000 | by Robin KellySee all my reviews

Rather lazily one newspaper review compared Sorted unfavourably with Billy Elliot. Although Sorted has its faults it is just as good as Billy Elliot and didn't annoy me nearly as much.

The most obvious difference between the films for me is that while Billy Elliot is amateurish, Sorted is written and directed by professionals whose idea of educating themselves about film involves more than simply watching Kes.

However as I said it has its faults. The film has an whodunit element whose reveal is a surprise but I don't think it was foreshadowed enough in the character development, if I'm being generous (or downright misleading if I'm not). The first two acts are nicely paced and very interesting but I have problems with the last act. It is a traditional Hollywood last act with lots of things happening and everything tied up neatly in a big finish. Unfortunately I hate traditional Hollywood last acts because they're so predictable through all the twists and turns.

The plotting is strong and well done however it does fall down in some aspects. The MacGuffin is introduced too late for something of such importance and at one point, when it is found, the finder still keeps looking for it just so they can be discovered. The hero can find out what's on the MacGuffin by using the computer in his own apartment but for story progression's sake he takes it to somebody else's apartment. When we see what's actually on the MacGuffin it's something that can be printed off or the details passed on verbally in a single sentence. From experience I know that finding a good believable MacGuffin is difficult but you've just got to do the work.

Characterisation is good, generally, although the scene at Justin's memorial where everyone was introduced was too obvious. Acting is good, generally, although Tim Curry seems as if he walked in from a completely different picture. Jovy should learn the following line for future reference, "less darling, give me less." I guess he was so chuffed to have a big star in the movie he didn't feel he could say that. Although to be fair to Curry, if you write a character as a Shakespeare quoting old-fashioned villain there are limited choices on how to play it. Matthew Rhys proves he's not a poor man's Jude Law (the director's original choice for the part) but a star in his own right.

The club scenes are convincing and work well and the music is brilliant throughout - I was dancing in the aisles. There is also a good use of locations.

Alex Jovy was featured in the Channel 4 documentary series Movie Virgins as he tried to raise finance for his film. It wasn't until the last episode of rooting for him to succeed that I thought, "hold on, I bet the script's c**p and he can't direct." Actually Villier's script is mostly good and Jovy's direction is very good.

I hope this film makes its money back and it certainly deserves to.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 21 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Recently Viewed