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" Are you taking the piss? " "You're fucking giving it away"

 

My favourite is 'Life is Sweet' - very funny and only slightly depressing.

 

One of the best and lesser known ones is 'A Sense of History' - written and performed by Jim Broadbent - superb satire of the English landowning aristocracy. You can watch the whole thing here rather than the annoying 3 part version on youtube. A Sense Of History Movie Review (1992) from Channel 4 Film

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" Are you taking the piss? " "You're fucking giving it away"

 

My favourite is 'Life is Sweet' - very funny and only slightly depressing.

 

One of the best and lesser known ones is 'A Sense of History' - written and performed by Jim Broadbent - superb satire of the English landowning aristocracy. You can watch the whole thing here rather than the annoying 3 part version on youtube. A Sense Of History Movie Review (1992) from Channel 4 Film

 

I believe its a very positive uplifting movie, is this true? Cos I like them.

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I believe its a very positive uplifting movie, is this true? Cos I like them.

 

It is - comes out well in the end - the characters are very endearing especially Alison Steadman and Jim Broadbent. Watch it - you won't regret it.

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Depressing as fuck, but really good.

 

Just watching

 

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He also does grimy sex very well.

 

Thewlis is exceptional in that. Ridiculously good actor.

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He is.

 

This is how I have spent the last 3 hours of this Friday. May not lead to an uplifiting "M People" weekend, but what the fuck.

 

Oddly enough, three hours of M People would likely not lead to an uplifiting "M People" weekend either.

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Naked is a big favourite of mine.

 

Nuts In May is much less depressing and also right up there.

 

Treat yourself to this : Amazon.co.uk: The Mike Leigh Film Collection : Naked / Bleak Moments / Career Girls / Secrets & Lies / Vera Drake / Topsy Turvy / All Or Nothing / Life Is Sweet / High Hopes / Meantime [1971]: Estelle Harris, Sukie Smith, Jim Broadbent, Katrin Cartli

 

No Nuts In May or Abigail's Party though.

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