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44 Inch Chest (2009)

R | | Crime, Drama | 15 January 2010 (UK)
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A jealous husband and his friends plot the kidnapping of his wife's lover with the intention of restoring his wounded ego.

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Malcolm Venville
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Complete credited cast:
Ray Winstone ... Colin Diamond
Ian McShane ... Meredith
John Hurt ... Old Man Peanut
Tom Wilkinson ... Archie
Stephen Dillane ... Mal
Joanne Whalley ... Liz Diamond
Melvil Poupaud ... Loverboy
Steven Berkoff ... Tippi Gordon
Edna Doré Edna Doré ... Archie's Mum
Andy de la Tour ... Biggy Walpole
Derek Lea ... Bumface
Ramon Christian Ramon Christian ... Boy on Sofa
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Colin (Ray Winstone) is in agony, shattered by his wife's infidelity. However, he has friends who do more than stand by. They kidnap the wife's French lover and hold him prisoner so that Colin can restore his manhood with revenge. A kangaroo court takes place, and as the situation escalates, loverboy's life hangs in the balance as Colin wrestles with revenge, remorse, grief, and self pity, all the while egged on by his motley crew of friends who just want him to get on with it so they can get down to the pub.

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The Measure of Revenge

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for pervasive strong language including sexual references, and some violence | See all certifications »

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Ray Winstone and Sir John Hurt appeared in The Proposition (2005) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008). See more »

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Liz: It's not like that Colin. I don't feel the same as you, I just want to get out.
Colin Diamond: Well fuck off then. Go on, get. Fuck off. I'll be alright. Selfish bastard. I ain't gonna stop you. I'll tell you. You fuck off, you horrible cunt. You traitor. I hate you.
Liz: Not if you're going to start calling me names.
Colin Diamond: Don't you... a nasty, unfaithful cow who sucked another man's bellend, tell me, fucking tell me, that I'm calling you names. Who is he?
Liz: Does it matter?
Colin Diamond: Who is he? Tell me the cunt's name, I want to know.
Liz: ...
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References Thunderbirds (1965) See more »

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Prelude from Samson and Delilah
Written and Conducted by Victor Young
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures & Sony/ATV Publishing
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Did you use a banana?
25 January 2010 | by dsd_ukSee all my reviews

A front-runner for film of the year? Probably not, but this movie definitely does come with it's moments with a bolster of some of Britain's finest talents. Ray Winstone, John 'F*****G' Hurt, Tom Wilkinson, Ian 'Lovejoy' McShane and some guy called Stephen Dillane. With its slightly muddled beginning's one is led to believe that there is somewhat of a dilemma at stake. Ray Winstone's alcohol fuelled, lost and idiocentric character Colin with his loose personality comes face to face with a situation that he clearly has no grasp of dealing with. So whom should he turn to in his hour of need? His trusting gangster friends of course.

Nestled in a room for the majority of the film each of Colin's friends play their part in trying to comfort him in his hour of need, or not as the case would seem. The centre of attention being Melvil Poupaud portraying a French waiter accused of committing sins with Colin's wife 'Liz' played by Joanne Whalley. What should Colin do with him? How does he tackle this scenario? The love of his life with another man? A French man!!! With his friends on board each offering their own unique words of wisdom you can all but feel Colin's mind fracturing into the unknown.

Alone I feel that John Hurt's foul mouth is worth the entrance fee, here's a guy who's pants I'd like to wear, clean or soiled, I'm not fussy. The guy really show piecing his talents here as an old school foul mouthed gangster, and when I say foul, I really mean foul, I'm pretty sure that my mother would have a hernia should she witness some of the obscenities to fall out old John's mouth here. His character 'Old Man Peanut' re-telling the story of Samson and Delilah in his own narrative is quite simply priceless.

Ian 'Lovejoy' McShane adding a certain suaveness to his role as homosexual 'Meredith' shunning Old Man Peanut's homophobic remarks with confidence whilst Mommy's boy 'Archie' played by Tom Wilkinson is a lacklustre character who just really wants to go home, a character that is seemingly fell into the criminal underworld by accident. Stephen Dillane plays slightly shady 'Mal' who Colin has his suspicions about, or is it all in his head?

I feel that the film could be quite easily misunderstood, it is in essence a dialogue film with word play being order of the day, breathing scantily clad undertones of Reservoir Dogs, a film I always remember my Granddad going to see at the cinema on a holiday in Brighton to escape my Nan for the day, he came out disgusted and disappointed in his choice. Naturally however this film is no Reservoir Dogs and it definitely won't appeal to all with its minimal scene locale and John Hurt's foul mouth. So if you want aesthetically pleasing locations and out of world experiences or if your put off by naughty words then you'd best stick with Avatar. But if your interested in witnessing some of Britain's finest meat play it out in a room together for 95 minutes then this movie is well worth a butchers look.

7/10


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15 January 2010 (UK) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,185, 17 January 2010

Gross USA:

$39,033

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$294,245
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