Ellen Hollman was the better actor but Will Kemp's acting (her fiancé) was sub par. It's a shame that Ellen Hollman couldn't lift up the whole film with just her acting alone which I thought was good. It was weighed down by the bad scripting and acting from the other cast.
I would watch the first half of the movie with some interest but the second half, just let it run it's course while you are having dinner or chatting with friends.
The movie is fast paced and develops with the main character who is at odds with his behavior and interactions with other people he meets in his tiny world. It dramatically unfolds into a cat and mouse game where the audience is propelled into the chaotic and violent life of the underworld.
There were fine touches to the movie which other reviewers were not able to pick up...the time where he declares to the waitress that he goes back as far as Kayan or Caine as people knew him by. This would explain some of the dialogue at the end and the appearance of another aloof character at the end of the movie.
A very well directed movie that keeps you intensely focused right to the end.
The story I found to be more deeper than what many people would actually sum up as a movie. Here you find a man who is not only fabulously wealthy but he comes through with the scruples of a principled man, something we don't often relate to in the real world.
The movie tries to portray a man who despite his enormous wealth shows his true nature as the film unfolds, and towards the end demonstrates that money alone does not make up a man.
I really like the last part which drives home this point where he makes a most profound statement to the news crew awaiting him. This shows the enormous courage, resilience, empathy of a man that most other men could not come near to.
A care-free Will played by Hugh Grant enjoys the worldly pleasures of being an independent bachelor but this all changes when he meets a boy of a single mum. At first Will is taken back by the brazen nature of the boy but they eventually become good buddies. Marcus played by Nicholas Hoult gives a fine performance as the boy who is taunted at school and is also troubled by her mothers suicidal attempts. The film has some very funny moments and manages to address the hard truths of relationships, personal anxieties and the simple matter of just growing up. A light hearted and down to earth movie which makes a change from the many action flicks that are in abundant supply today.