What a fantastic movie - the best to come out of Britain for a while. Directed by the Canadian Micheal Dowse - this film operates on so many different levels and encourage you to like an character who does nothing but drink lots of whisky and snort lots of drugs! It opens on the Ibiza club scene - a fantastic DJ who can capture the crowd and make amazing music. But 11 years in the clubs take its effects on Frankie who goes completely deaf and hits a very hard place indeed. Here the film addresses some serious issues about coping with life changing disabilities, although the giant coke badger does make the scenes very funny. Frankie's struggle show the amazing acting abilities of Paul Kaye who delivers this film to the crowd. He eventually pulls himself together after a suicide attempt - another funny moment?! and meets a lip reader who he falls in love with.
Dowse uses humour to show the seriousness of the film and he does it well. I was pleasantly surprised walking out of the screen to feel entertained as I expected another low budget English film with poor humour and talentless actors. But Kaye deserves a big round of applause as this film would be nothing without his stunning acting to deliver this film.