Bang on Geordie culcha with lurds ah wise cracks n that
I'd seen The Stagg Do trailer so many times and also kept a close eye on the fundraising videos for this film.
I had a sketchy idea of the plot but was interested to see James De Marco and Zee Zomorrodian's authentic Geordie movie in its entirety.
I saw the film at is DVD launch in December 2015, and I had got to know both JDM and ZZ a little before seeing the film. I still didn't know quite what to expect from the film.
With the movie being so 'Geordie' - and not entirely a fully-fledged one myself (I live closer to the other river and a bit to far south, near the Cathedral) - I was worried it might be a little cringy but hoped for the best. I knew I would enjoy it either way, just wasn't sure to what level.
However, I laughed out loud with the rest of them and enjoyed this fantastic production from the offset. There are some great one- liners in there and the characters are amazing. My personal faves are The Judge and The Registrar, but Martin Paterson does an immense job as pure Geordie Pob.
The movie definitely catches the key ingredients of Geordie culture without overdoing it, and the jokes, one-liners and funny moments are truly hilarious.
If you are a Geordie or not, this film is well worth watching - or even buying (I have my copy) - and I will be watching it again soon, probably one Friday night with a bottle of Brown Ale and a Greggs pasty.
I hear rumours of a follow up and look forward to watching that develop.
Also, special note goes to the amazing soundtrack of local artists (I am biased) but there is a raft of local talent on there and features a range of musical styles that will suit everyone's tastes.
The music in the film is great, and the songs are used well during scenes.
Gan on, gerrit watched, spend a bit coin on yer copy, buy the soundtrack, buy the T-shirt!
Seriously though, you will enjoy it. Well done to all involved.
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