I watched this film at University in early 2000, I had lived away in Lincoln for 6 months, first time away from the north east of england. This film captured for me the attraction of the streets of Newcastle, and the fact that it included lots of landmarks and captures quite well the spirit of the city. Now that I am back working in the city, I can understand the reason I came back when I watch this film.
Set in Newcastle, the two actors brilliantly portray two down and outs who's only wish in life is to earn enough cash to buy a season ticket to watch Newcastle United play. They duck and dive, like many a local lad I'm sure, and they experience the ups and downs of life struggling in the city. Many good actors are in this film, which humourously shows off the not-so-high life common in Newcastle and many other cities. There are many important issues dealt with in the film, making this more than a comedy about two louts.
Very funny and very touching in places, this is definately a film in the 'Full Monty' mould that captures the heart of the city very well. St. James's Park, Whitley Ice Rink, the Angel of the North are all used to show off the good points of the city.
Well worth watching, a nice addition to any DVD collection, I'm surprised it did not fair better at the cinema!