A brokenhearted English artist travels to Hope, USA, hoping to get on with his life. He starts by drawing faces there. He befriends the cute Mandy. But then his scheming ex shows up and wants him back.
Messrs Lawton (a hit-man), Horton (expecting some middle-aged dating agency nooky) and Orton (checking out properties for his boss) converge on the Hotel Gabriella in Venice. Linguistic ... See full summary »
A shy reclusive lady is convinced by an invisible entity to sing. Subsequently, she finds herself noticed by a sleazy talent agent and her talent being showcased on-stage. She also meets a kind but nervous man who becomes her best friend.
When Sewell and Gemma are talking in private, Gerry wants to know what they're talking about. One of his mates comments: "What are you? Inspector fucking Morse?" Inspector Morse (1987) was a highly acclaimed TV series starring John Thaw and Kevin Whately, who plays Mr. Caird in this movie. See more »
When Gerry And Sewell Go To The Sunderland, they are seen getting the bus at Haymarket Bus Station in Newcastle City Centre, this is wrong because The Go-North East Bus Company and Nexus transport authority only run buses to Sunderland from Eldon Square Bus Station in Newcastle See more »
He was a loyal friend, a doting father, a loving husband who was cruelly taken from us, during a moments lack of concentration, crossing the inner-ring road, late last Thursday night. We will all miss Billy McCarten.
Thank fuck the busdriver didn't.
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Rougher and less stylised than Herman's previous features Brassed Off and Little Voice, Purely Belter nevertheless contains elements fast becoming his trademark. Sharp comic dialogue sugaring a pill of biting social satire; life for the post-Thatcher working class; and those little things that make life bearable, but end up cutting you off from life. In Brassed Off it was Danny and his band, in Little Voice LV and her records, and for Gerry and Sewell it's football.
Like Gerry, I am a passionate football fan who has only just been to her first match - Glentoran v. Liverpool in Belfast. A pre-season friendly, not even at Anfield. But when Robbie Fowler - my favourite player - scored, my primal yell of 'YESS!!' started at my feet and rushed through all my veins. It was wonderful. Herman captures that feeling even when the lads enter the despised ground of their enemies Sunderland.
In Brassed Off and Little Voice, Danny and LV break free of their obsessions into lives which are far from perfect, but real. But Gerry and Sewell don't. Maybe because they're so much younger: Danny can remember when the mine was thriving, LV remembers when her Dad was alive. Gerry and Sewell have only ever known this life. Only ever been waiting for Saturday to come.
Perhaps that makes this the darkest of the three films. Perhaps not. Purely Belter will thoroughly entertain you, and if you let it, it will make you really think.
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