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Huge (2010)

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A feuding double act try to make it in the cut-throat world of stand-up comedy.

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Ben Miller

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Jez Butterworth (based on the play by), Ben Miller (based on the play by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Noel Clarke ... Clark
Johnny Harris ... Warren Duggan
Ralph Brown ... Neil
Thandie Newton ... Kris
Tamsin Egerton ... Clarisse
Russell Tovey ... Carl
Michelle Ryan ... Cindy
Matt Berry ... Head Creative
Rasmus Hardiker ... Josh
Eddie Izzard ... Eddie Izzard
Frank Skinner ... Frank Skinner
Jo Brand ... Jo Brand
Kevin Bishop ... Kevin Bishop
David Baddiel ... David Baddiel
Pippa Haywood ... Jongleurs Boss
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A feuding double act try to make it in the cut-throat world of stand-up comedy.

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English

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8 July 2011 (UK) See more »

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Clark: Knock knock.
Warren: Who's there?
Clark: Warren.
Warren: Warren who?
Clark: Exactly.
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Pleasant, decent enough off beat Britcom
15 December 2011 | by davideo-2See all my reviews

STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning

Warren (Johnny Harris) is an aspiring stand up comedian who has a slot booked at a grotty back street London club, where he is heckled by the drunken, rowdy Clark (Noel Clarke.) Rather than becoming scornful to his assailant's put downs, Warren sees a shining comic potential he wants to work with and tracks Clark down to the restaurant he works in, eager to form a double act with him. This sets the pair down a rickety and testing road where they lurch from one encounter to another in their bid to become big name stars.

Adapted from a stage play of the same name, Huge transforms into a small scale and short but quite successful movie adaptation. At a time when stand up comedy is regarded as 'the new rock and roll', where there's scores of fame and big bucks to be made in this field of entertainment, it's a relevant and perhaps even a little inspiring idea for a film. If nothing else, it's certainly a welcome break from the more downbeat, depressing 'kitchen sink' drama that once again tends to be doing the rounds a bit in independent British cinema, a nice, warm film with an unrelenting and undeniable air of the feel good factor to it.

If the film itself is a break away from the more grim cinematic output from Britain at the moment, it's also a break away for the two lead stars who are also associated with more gritty, raw Brit films. In a film where they moreorless are the cast, Harris and Clarke both open up and reveal different dimensions to themselves, as misguided but determined fools with something to prove and a dream to chase. Altogether, it's not enough to leave an impression of being brilliant, but it's certainly quite above average and surprising, and not in any way lost in translation. ***


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