Barney Thomson, awkward, diffident, Glasgow barber, lives a life of desperate mediocrity and his uninteresting life is about to go from 0 to 60 in five seconds, as he enters the grotesque and comically absurd world of the serial killer.
It's not murder. It's just a big, bloody misunderstanding.
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Did You Know?
Near the beginning of the film, Barney asks the three men in the barbers why "none of you want your hair to get cut...by me?" When he says "By me?" he flourishes his hands similar to his (Robert Carlyle) character of Rumpelstiltskin from Once Upon A Time. See more
When Barney is in the kitchen he leaves an arm on the side. When he sits at the table the arm is no longer there but when he gets up its there again. See more
I'm 50 yrs old, got nothing to show for it. Live in this shitey flat/ not had a ride since Shakin Stephens had a number one, a mother who sticks her claws in like an old buzzard. A man by rights should live to reach his full potential and have a kick at the ball.