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Faintheart (2008)

A romantic comedy set in the world of battle re-enactments, about an irresponsible guy who has to shape up in order to win back his wife.

Director:

Vito Rocco

Writers:

David Lemon (story), David Lemon | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Marsan ... Richard
Ewen Bremner ... Julian
Jessica Hynes ... Cath
Bronagh Gallagher ... Maggie
Tim Healy ... Geoff
Paul Nicholls ... Gary
Anne Reid ... Barbara
Joseph Hamilton Joseph Hamilton ... Martin
Chloe Hesar Chloe Hesar ... Emily
Richard Ridings ... Collin
Gary Sefton ... Vince
Kevin Eldon ... Alan
Sandra Voe Sandra Voe ... Julian's Mum
Matthew Leighton Matthew Leighton ... Kim
Tom Smith ... Danny
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Storyline

In the Midlands, two men and a boy are on losing streaks: Richard has a dead-end job, and his wife leaves him because he's inattentive and has a juvenile obsession for 11th-century battle reenactments. His best friend Julian still lives with mum and divides his obsessions between Vikings and Star Trek. Then there's Richard's son Martin, picked on at school in part because of his father's hobby. Richard vows to win back the heart of his ex, Julian may have met someone online who shares his interests, and Martin wants to stand up to bullies. All get bad advice, which they act on. Is there any hope for any of them? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

May The Norse Be With You

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Despite its high profile cast this was never given a theatrical release in the UK. See more »

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It Must Be Love
Written by Labi Siffre
Performed by Madness
Courtesy of Stirling Holdings Ltd./Madness
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Another British Marketing Disaster!!
4 April 2010 | by edward-grabczewskiSee all my reviews

This is the second British comedy I've seen recently that I'd never heard of until a friend recommended it to me (the other one is "Blow Dry"). I'm completely perplexed. The filmmakers went to all this trouble to get a brilliant script and cast with matching performances and then what? - they forgot to tell the UK audience that it exist?! Also, it was never marketed outside the UK (although it seems to have had a Swedish premiere according to IMDb Pro), no doubt losing millions in the process!

It's really, really disheartening to all filmmakers everywhere to think that you can get everything right and still get it so wrong. If anyone knows the inside story on what happened (and to "Blow Dry" for that matter) then please let me know.

In the meantime, this goes straight into my private hoard of great comedies that I keep locked in my study, away from prying eyes, for those rainy days! :-)


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Klingon

Release Date:

27 January 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Faintheart See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,753
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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