maandag 11 mei 2009

Movie Tip #23 - The Full Monty

Director: Peter Cattaneo

Starring: Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, Tom Wilkinson, Steve Huison, Paul Barber, Hugo Speer

Description: The setting is Sheffield England, once the "City of Steel", home of a massive steel industry and jobs aplenty. Today with the industry in decline and the steelworks closed down there is widespread unemployment and despair. Two unemployed friends (Robert Carlyle and Mark Addy) stumble upon a Chippendales-like show that's very popular with the local women. Eventually they decide they too would like to give it a go, but they can't dance and aren't what most would call good physical specimens. They have their doubts but are determined to give it a shot. On their way they pick up four other unlikely candidates and begin practising for the big night. To drum up interest, they boast they'll go 'the full monty' (a phrase meaning 'all the way' - nude), something they hadn't planned and aren't sure they can deliver. Will they ?, won't they ?, can they keep their antics from their families ?, can they stay out of trouble ? can they pull a crowd ?. All will be revealed, well maybe.

Review: The story itself is a reason to watch the movie. It's a wonderfull movie, made by the Brittisch, who know how to make a good comedy. My favourite scene of the movie is when the men stand in line and the song "Hot Stuff" starts playing on the radio. All of a sudden the guys start practicing their routines, in a sneaky way. It's very funny. There's also a musical version of this film and I'm planning to go see it in January. But for now, I'll watch the film and so should you!!!

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