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This Is Not a Love Song (2002)

The small time criminal Heaton is anxiously waiting for the release of his close friend Spike, after spending a couple of months in prison for being caught with 87g of marijuana. Heaton ... See full summary »

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Bille Eltringham

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Simon Beaufoy
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Cast overview:
Michael Colgan Michael Colgan ... Spike
Kenneth Glenaan ... Heaton (as Kenny Glenaan)
David Bradley ... Mr. Bellamy
John Henshaw John Henshaw ... Arthur
Adam Pepper ... William
Keri Arnold Keri Arnold ... Gerry
Chris Middleton Chris Middleton ... Policeman
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The small time criminal Heaton is anxiously waiting for the release of his close friend Spike, after spending a couple of months in prison for being caught with 87g of marijuana. Heaton robs a truck, meets Spike outside the penitentiary and travels with him through the country to drink some beers and celebrate his freedom. However, they run out gas and try to steal from a farm, but the owner arrives and arrests Heaton. Spike takes his shotgun and accidentally kills his daughter. They runaway through the wilderness while the locals organize a militia to hunt the criminals. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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5 September 2003 (UK) See more »

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A mix of Trainspotting and The Blair Witch Project
1 January 2005 | by philip_vandervekenSee all my reviews

It isn't always easy to explain what a movie is like, but this time I think I've found it. It reminded me of two movies: Trainspotting (small time criminals scoring some drugs and doing some stupid things in Schotland) and The Blair Witch Project (because of the style of filming).

It's about the loyalty between two friends, one of them is coming out of jail, the other one hasn't been caught yet. With a stolen vehicle they drive through the Scottish countryside but than run out of petrol. As they try to find some fuel, they find a farm in the middle of nowhere. The farmer thinks they want to rob him and points a gun at one of them. Than it all goes wrong. One of the friends accidentally shoots the farmer's daughter and they have to run. What follows is a man hunt through the fields and woods of Schotland. The two friends literally have to run for their lives.

Apparently this movie was shot in only 12 days time. OK, that's not exactly unbelievable because the biggest part of it is always in the same place: the Scottish countryside, but I still find that quite amazing. Especially because this isn't actually a bad movie. It's perhaps not the greatest movie ever, but they still can be proud of what they achieved. I had a nice time watching it and overall I enjoyed the movie. I give it a 7/10.


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