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Scottish Mussel (2015)

Ritchie is a Glaswegian chancer with low hopes and no prospects. Disillusioned with city life, he goes undercover at a Highland conservation centre to make his fortune as an illegal pearl ... See full summary »

Director:

Talulah Riley

Writers:

Doug Milburn (Story by), Talulah Riley
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Compston ... Ritchie
Talulah Riley ... Beth
Morgan Watkins ... Ethan
Joe Thomas ... Danny
Paul Brannigan ... Fraser
Harry Enfield ... Bill
Rufus Hound ... PC Dougie
Russell Kane Russell Kane ... St. Clair
Emun Elliott ... Leon
Camille Coduri ... Aunt Nettie
Rachael Stirling ... Ms Pringle
James Dreyfus ... Headmaster
Steven O'Donnell ... Gavin
Niall Greig Fulton ... Murray
Conor McCarron Conor McCarron ... Zach
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Ritchie is a Glaswegian chancer with low hopes and no prospects. Disillusioned with city life, he goes undercover at a Highland conservation centre to make his fortune as an illegal pearl fisher with the help of his two hapless and accident prone mates, Danny and Fraser. Here he meets Beth, a pretty English conservationist passionate about saving endangered mussels from the clutches of pearl thieves in the Scottish Highlands. Falling for her instantly, Ritchie must beat off competition in the form of Highland Ranger Ethan, a smooth talking American Adonis convinced that Beth can't resist his charms forever. After the success of pearl fishing attracts the unwanted attentions of old school Glaswegian mobster Gavin and his work at the centre leads him to question his true motivations, Ritchie must risk life and limb to save the Highlands from ecological disaster and win Beth's heart. Written by Talulah Riley

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Comedy

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At the end of the movie there's a boom mic above Beth's head while crouched down by the water edge! See more »

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Dumb
(Paul Heaton (as Heaton) / Dave Rotheray (as Rotheray))
Performed by The Beautiful South
Published by Universal/Island Music Ltd.
Courtesy of Virgin EMI Records Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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Cliched and a bit of caricature...but fun
4 April 2020 | by skankbitchSee all my reviews

A bit of an eco romcom set in the Scottish highlands, except the romance is minimal the eco is no more than a plot device. It's a fun movie though with enough laughs to eclipse the thin storyline. The cast are quite charming though, even Joe Thomas and his diabolical attempt at a Scottish accent - which isn't the worst by a long way. Unfortunately Talulah Riley's acting comes across as rigid and forced especially alongside the effortless Compston who breezes through the lightweight script. Some good comic turns from Thomas, Paul Branigan and the supporting cast.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Perły Szkocji See more »

Filming Locations:

Glasgow, Scotland, UK See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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