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All or Nothing (2002)

In a poor working class London home Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry, but when an unexpected tragedy occurs, they and their local community are brought together, and they rediscover their love.

Director:

Mike Leigh

Writer:

Mike Leigh

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alison Garland Alison Garland ... Rachel
Jean Ainslie Jean Ainslie ... Old Lady
Timothy Spall ... Phil
Badi Uzzaman Badi Uzzaman ... Passenger
Parvez Qadir Parvez Qadir ... Passenger
Russell Mabey ... Nutter
Lesley Manville ... Penny
Ruth Sheen ... Maureen
Thomas Brown-Lowe Thomas Brown-Lowe ... Small Boy
Oliver Golding Oliver Golding ... Small Boy
Henri McCarthy Henri McCarthy ... Small Boy
Ben Wattley Ben Wattley ... Small Boy
Paul Jesson ... Ron
Gary McDonald ... Neville
Diveen Henry ... Dinah
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Storyline

Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket. Their daughter Rachel cleans in a home for elderly people, and their son Rory is unemployed and aggressive. The joy has gone out of Phil's and Penny's life, but when an unexpected tragedy occurs, they are brought together to rediscover their love. All or Nothing is set on a London working-class housing estate over a long weekend, and also tells the stories of a range of Phil and Penny's neighbors, some of whom become involved in the family's lives, and all of whom experience an emotional journey. Written by Press kit

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Rated R for pervasive language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

UK | France

Language:

English | Arabic | French

Release Date:

18 October 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A todo o nada See more »

Filming Locations:

Greenwich, London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£164,291 (United Kingdom), 20 October 2002, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,741, 27 October 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$121,756, 10 November 2002
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First cinema feature of Sally Hawkins. See more »

Quotes

Phil: Funny, isn't it? Love. If you're not together, you're alone.
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Connections

Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Make My Brown Eyes Blue
Written by Richard Leigh
Performed by Ruth Sheen (uncredited)
Published by EMI United Partnership Ltd.
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Realistic, hard and dark, but also heart-warming
7 March 2005 | by philip_vandervekenSee all my reviews

"All or Nothing" certainly isn't a movie for the masses and I'm sure that many people will never see it or even think about seeing it and that is a shame. It's true that it is a rather depressing movie, at first sight, when you don't look closer and don't get involved in the story. When you take the time to dig deeper, you'll not only see the misery, but also a beautiful thing called love.

In this movie we mostly follow Phil, a gentle guy who works as a taxi-driver and who lives together with his wife and two children in some social housing complex in London. His daughter works in a retirement home, his son hasn't got a job and his wife works on the checkout at a supermarket. They have the biggest problems to make both ends meet every month, but that's not Phil's biggest concern. He doesn't care much for life anymore, because his wife no longer loves him. But than something terrible happens to the family, bringing them all together again, as close or perhaps even closer as they have ever been...

This movie is very realistic, hard and dark, but in the same time it is also very heart-warming. This certainly isn't a sugar sweet love story like we get too often from the big Hollywood studio's. This is what real life is like for many people. It has a social engagement (showing that even in biggest misery, people still care for each other and help each other), that probably will never be found in a Hollywood production.

I guess it will be understand and loved more by people who like realistic movies in general and socially engaged movies in particular. I might even say that it will be loved more by the people who are used to watch other European movies (Scandinavian, Spanish, French,... movies often have a deeper meaning included). Personally I liked what I saw and that's why I give this movie a 7.5/10.


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