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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.

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Vito Rocco

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David Lemon (story), David Lemon | 1 more credit »
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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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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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May The Norse Be With You

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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During one of the fight sequences, YouTuber amazingphil can be seen in the background as an extra. See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Written by Charlie Reid (as Charles Stobo Reid) & Craig Reid (as Craig Morris Reid)
Performed by The Proclaimers
Courtesy of EMI Records
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Moving, hilarious, fantastic.
15 January 2009 | by blood_summitSee all my reviews

I saw this last night, and what's special about it is that it was filmed in my home town of Ludlow (the shots of the Castle and the Church are landmarks in the town like the Empire State Building is in New York and the Eiffel Tower is in Paris), and also in Hereford just half an hour away, so I was dead eager to see it. Especially since I missed seeing it filmed because I was on a stunt course in Cardiff during that week in summer. After watching this movie, I was glad that I don't live in LA or New York (used to seeing a film in the cinema shot just down the road), because I found it fascinating to see a film with shots of the park, the castle, and the main street that I grew up with.

Luckily, I was not disappointed. There is not a single weak link in the cast. There are moments that make you laugh out loud so often (such as the moment when Ewen Bremner's character realises that he's landed a date with a fellow trekkie), and when you want to cry (for example, when Eddie Marsan's character realises that his hobby of battle re-enactment is the reason his relationship with his family has gone awry).

I would love to go on, but I fear it'd spoil the story. If the climax didn't warm you, you have a heart of concrete. A real feel-good film that will brighten your day without a doubt.


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Release Date:

27 January 2009 (UK) See more »

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