You couldn't be blamed for missing this at the cinema, because this one's had a hard time getting space. It's a tragic world we live in where the Resident Evils and the Grown Ups get screens, but something that's homegrown, would have a wide appeal and is funny, touching, thought provoking and not a little bit eccentric has to consign itself to a couple of showings a week at selected arthouses.
Now you have no excuse for not picking up the DVD. Andrew Buckley and Ed Gaughan are a very engaging lead duo, and as they navigate you through their off-kilter world, you will find yourself being quickly and completely drawn in. Jason Isaacs lends a name and a moustache to the cast, but everyone here is excellent, and writer / director excels on both counts and is one to watch for the future. Any attempt to describe the exact tone is doomed to failure, because without fear of hyperbole this one is genuinely unique and has to be seen to be fully appreciated.
If you've heard Jason Isaacs on the Kermode / Mayo 5 live podcasts, and wondered about that film that Isaacs keeps mentioning whenever he's on, then you owe it to yourself to check it out. We need more films like this to be made and shown in Britain, so do yourself a favour, and give Skeletons a go.