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8 Minutes Idle (2012)

Based upon Matt Thorne's award-winning novel about life in a call centre, "Eight Minutes Idle" is a warped urban comedy about what it really means to put your life 'on hold'! Dan Thomas has... See full summary »

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Mark Simon Hewis

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Nicholas Blincoe (screenplay), Matt Thorne (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tom Hughes ... Dan
Antonia Thomas ... Adrienne
Ophelia Lovibond ... Teri
Jack Ashton ... Ian
Paul Kaye ... Steve
Pippa Haywood Pippa Haywood ... Kathy
Montserrat Lombard ... Alice
Luke Newberry ... Jonno
Divian Ladwa ... Dev
Robert Wilfort ... Bryan
Leigh Quinn Leigh Quinn ... Carrie Oke
Sarah Buckland Sarah Buckland ... Nurse
Angela P. Martinez Angela P. Martinez ... Eva
Nick Blakeley ... Caller on Hold
Jonathan Busby Jonathan Busby ... Donal
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Based upon Matt Thorne's award-winning novel about life in a call centre, "Eight Minutes Idle" is a warped urban comedy about what it really means to put your life 'on hold'! Dan Thomas has always taken the path of least resistance - in his work life, home life and love life! But when Dan finds himself kicked out of the family home, he's faced with no option but to secretly move into the call centre where he works. Suddenly, everything that he's previously taken for granted - a well-stocked fridge, clean clothes, his friends, his self respect, even his beloved cat - are either disappearing or conspiring against him. As Dan's work/life balance spirals dangerously out of control, he's forced to break out of old habits and to dare to do something he has never had to do before - really care about someone other than himself. Written by Sarah Cox

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You can't put life on hold

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Comedy

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2014 (UK) See more »

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Bristol, England, UK See more »

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£350,800 (estimated)
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The movie was shot in Bristol and had its world premiere at the Bristol Cinema de Lux which itself can be seen in one of the long shots of the city. See more »

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Written by Edward Patrick
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interesting theme. and nothing more
28 June 2016 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

interesting theme. good intentions. and total chaos. because all seems be an improvisation about work in center call under the crisis period pressure. good opportunity for a ironical critic about condition, horrible boss, job without sense, few drops of love story. each of theme is present. but in a too strange mixture. and that transforms entire film in a meeting of actors and few nice intentions. the viewer understand the message. but he do not care. the story has not coherence and uses a lot of directions. but none credible. result - a kind of exploration of different territories. and a drawing covered by water. a final who could be real great. and a young man universe who reflects real events but seems have not the purpose to convince or impress. a film like a cigarette smoke. beautiful . but for not long time.


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