posted on May, 12 2010 @ 09:40 AM
This is hilarious & totally made up for my effort in getting to the cinema early enough for the handshakes.
TBH, if you're not British then I imagine that you wouldn't get the full depth of the humour, beyond the clowning. Actually, even if you are
British, you might have to have some experience of multicultural life to understand the full depths.
If you're expecting more of the same Chris Morris genius (director & 1 of 3 writers), you may well be pleasantly surprised by the extra degree of
That said, the clowning is pretty funny on its own & the screenplay is clever enough that it constantly lulls you into thinking that Chris Morris'
input has been watered down by collaboration, only to deliver & be even darker for that. Still, there's nothing in it that needs a big screen to
showcase, so it'd be fine on DVD. Actually, there's no real need to discuss much of the technical aspects because it is kind of TV-ish writ large.
However, I expect some may take this aspect as inexperienced film making &/or naive editing, but I'd say this concentrates the mind on the
performances which are completely engaging enough that they dont need any fancy support. It has to be said that there is an intermitant
filming/editing style which is used as a rather blunt instrument to set up the denouement, but as I said, as naive as it is, it provides moments of
counterpoint that serve to renew the concentration on the excellent performances.
I'd tend towards 8/10, but because its so culture specific, I'm going to say 7.4 /10