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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, Simon Godley (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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 ... Himself
Frank Skinner ... Himself
Jo Brand ... Herself
Kevin Bishop ... Himself
David Baddiel ... Himself
Pippa Haywood 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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A comedy film, about comedians... with no comedy?
19 June 2010 | by Chris BottomleySee all my reviews

Went to the Gala screening of Huge at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. The film itself started an hour after scheduled due to the fashionable late arrivals of the stars and an introduction by a stand up comedian. Little did we know that we were getting our comedy upfront before being subjected to 80 minutes of lack luster "comedy" (believe me - I could make these quotation marks big enough).

I can only assume Ben Miller had a great idea for a film, got a bunch of famous UK comedy legends interested in making cameo appearances, amassed the necessary funding and then... realised there wasn't actually a film in his idea. The film fails to satisfy throughout, with the potential highs never seen and the comedians in focus never actually performing on-screen.

Is satisfaction a requirement for good comedy? Of course not, but the potential for dark comedy is never realised nor explored, with Ben Miller instead opting for one-series-on-BBC-Three-aired-at-1am-on-a-Tuesday-night level of comedy.

If this wins the Gala prize at the EIFF, I'm moving to Glasgow!


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