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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