Common People 2014

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Six stories of disparate Londoners become intertwined when they encounter an escaped parrot in this bittersweet comic tale of love, loss and life in a London common.

Starring:
Sam Kelly, Jeff Mash
Runtime:
1 hour 25 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices

Common People

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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Stewart Alexander, Kerry Skinner
Starring Sam Kelly, Jeff Mash
Studio Common People
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bobmusic on 18 Jun 2014
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This lovable film set on Tooting Common, South London, is really a film about how we all get on together, about relationships between different groups of people who use and share common land in city parks and commons, wherever they are in the world. This film has a likeable and charmingly sentimental story thread, professional acting and original music. It is a 'must-see' for all those who support professionally made and locally inspired films. It deserves to be widely seen and appreciated.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Palmer on 20 Jun 2014
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There's so much more to this film than first meets the eye. On the surface it's a very simple, low budget film, with the late Sam Kelly being the most recognised name in the cast. A missing parrot, and a series of other events brings together a small community of people who use and enjoy Tooting Common daily but who otherwise would not interact. In a short space of time, it cuts across so many issues and challenges our prejudices and stereotyping. The common is a microcosm of London and of our shrinking world. Everything in life happens here, birth, death, bullying, financial hardship and so much more. One of the characters asks what the "big society" is. It's here, in this film; it's what we do every day. It's what we can do, be or achieve, if we open our minds. It's very gentle, and has a modern feeling of an Ealing film, where the underdog and simplicity triumph. Just as Ealing represented the world and culture then, so this film does today. To many, this may appear a slow moving film. If that's all you end up thinking, you've missed the point. We live in an impatient and complicated world. I made time to watch this film because it is set where I grew up, but the gentle pace made me take time to relax, reflect and look at life differently. It's a lovely film and the stunning photography and imagery reminded me how much we take for granted in our beautiful landscape, even if it is just the local common. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
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Saw this wonderful, big-hearted film of interweaving stories of the small but vital dramas of our everyday lives in the cinema and liked it so much I bought 2 copies of the DVD to show / send to friends and family. Give it a go, you won't be disappointed. It's not, and not trying to be, social realism, you have to go with it, suspend some disbelief, but then the wonderful cinematography, real heart, and universal themes of what binds us together and how we choose to engage with that, really come through. Highly recommended.
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By Emma Bassett on 16 July 2014
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This is a heartfelt story, beautifully told. It's set in one of London's beautiful commons and shows the community life inside and around it. I am still thinking about the charming characters weeks later. It tucks within it more layers and twists than you might realise at first; unfolding in its gorgeous and quirky way. We had heard about it and read about it - a micro budget local success story- wholeheartedly worthwhile, you'll watch it more than once!
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