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The Full Monty (1997)

Director:
Peter Cattaneo
COUNTRY
UK
GENRE
Drama/Comedy
NORWEGIAN TITLE
I blanke messingen

RUNNING TIME
91 minutes

Producer:
Uberto Pasolini
Screenwriter:
Simon Beaufoy


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Gaz Robert Carlyle
Gerald Tom Wilkinson Ĺ
Dave Mark Addy
Jean Lesley Sharp
Mandy Emily Woof
Lomper Steve Huison
Horse Paul Barber
Guy Hugo Speer
Linda Deirdre Costello
Nathan William Snape

 

Review

In this unlikely international hit from 1997, a handful of former steelworkers from Sheffield resort to their own version of a Chippendalesí striptease act to earn a living in a dole-ridden city, battling their own and othersí prejudices along the way. Itís the filmís arch-British humour and big heart in the midst of a very recognizable predicament that won over audiences all around the world. Director Peter Cattaneo hasnít got much of a recognizable style, but thereís no doubt that he loves his characters and celebrates the goodness in them. And although the subject-matter is stripping, the film is not one bit raunchy or controversial. Itís all feel-good and love, without the mushy sentimentality. After Trainspotting and then this hit, Robert Carlyle became a 15-minute film star, but the filmís best performance belongs to Tom Wilkinson as Carlyle's former foreman.

Re-reviewed: Copyright © 29.12.2019 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
Original review: Copyright © 26.10.1997 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang