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Treacle Jr. [DVD]

Aidan Gillen , Tom Fisher , Jamie Thraves    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Aidan Gillen, Tom Fisher, Riann Steele
  • Directors: Jamie Thraves
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Soda Pictures Ltd.
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Sep 2011
  • Run Time: 80 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00525QLBA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,246 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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Aiden Gillen (The Wire) gives an electric performance in this blackly funny British drama mixing the tender treatment of dysfunction in Rain Man with the bleak urban redemption of The Fisher King. For reasons known only to himself, architect Tom (Tom Fisher) has abandoned his young family and taken to the streets of south London where he forms a halting relationship with Gillen. As their bond deepens--thanks in part to a kitten named Treacle Jr--the story gravitates toward a conclusion that’s as hard won as it is inescapable. Funny, touching and gritty.

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Deleted Scenes, Featurette, Interactive Menu, Making Of, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Tom is forty. He walks out one day, rather abruptly, on his wife and baby boy and his seemingly happy life. He finds himself living on the streets of London. One night alone in a park he is mistaken for a gay man and is set upon by a gang of violent thugs. In A&E the next day Tom meets Aidan, the happiest, fast-talking individual you are ever likely to meet, the complete opposite of Tom. Too polite, or too weak to ask him to leave him alone Tom tries to get away from this child-like man but with little joy, Aidan sticks to Tom like glue. Tom reluctantly becomes involved in Aidan's life and he quickly realizes that Aidan has problems too. Aidan's 'girlfriend' Linda verbally and physically abuses him on a regular basis. Will Tom overcome his own problems in order to help his new 'friend'? Will Tom ever make it back home - and why exactly did Tom leave home in the first place? SCREENED/AWARDED AT: British Independent Film Awards, ...Treacle Jr. ( Treacle Junior )

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Poignant, moving and impossible to forget 19 Aug 2011
This film is very low budget, uneven, certainly and flawed - but forget all that as at its heart this is a very rare gem of a movie - powered by an unforgettable, Oscar worthy performance from Aidan Gillen.

It is a film about the impact people can unexpectedly have in your life and how your whole life view can be altered through meaningful human interaction and for that alone it is an important film.

The ending is heart-wrenching and as poignant as any - It's a Wonderful Life or Midnight Cowboy come to mind as comparable in their impact and emotional resonance.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant movie 4 Oct 2011
By C
I thoroughly recommend this film. It is funny, shocking and moving, with an absolutely brilliant performance by Aiden Gillen as a dysfunctional but wildly optimistic drifter. A must-see movie!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very intense and definitely worth watching 6 Nov 2011
Very intense and absolutely worth watching. I don't quite understand why so many people regard it as a comedy only. Yes, there are moments that are absolutely hilarious. Nevertheless, I feel that at times it is very sad and rather a tragedy with a relieving outcome. But then again, we're all different, and isn't this what a good film is all about? Treacle Jr. is definitely not a film you would forget within the next five minutes. No wonder it was well received at various film festivals. Working on it must have been very demanding. Aidan Gillen's works was rewarded at Milan Film Festival. I feel the entire crew should have received the award.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 6 Nov 2011
This film is a brilliant example of great British film making. The cast are superb, Aidan Gillen is particular is outstanding, as Aidan Murphy, the lovely but misunderstood man, and this is one of his best performances to date. The film itself is funny, gritty, and compelling, and you get to see a different kind of friendship than you would in other films. The writing and directing is brilliant, and Jamie Thraves has really done his best. I would recommend this film to anyone. Spread the Treacle Jr. love!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spread the Treacle Jr. love! 28 Sep 2011
Please, please don't hesitate in buying this film. You will not regret it. And be safe in the knowledge that you are helping an extremely talented group of people.
It's such a lovely, funny, endearing, sometimes sad, ultimately fantastic example of great British film making. The acting is first class, with both Aidan Gillen and Tom Fisher on top form. And the writing is quirky and inspired. The director, Jamie Thraves is a brilliantly talented man and this film showcases the best that independant movies have to offer.
Spread the Treacle Jr. love people! It deserves to be seen and loved. Because film making has never been this passionate.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gift 21 Feb 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Nice piece of local significance for me. Not too ambitious - the better for it. A present (x2) for family.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars buy it 26 Jan 2013
The performances in this movie are intense and capitvating and the plot is simple and open-ended which adds even more of a gritty, real-life atmosphere.

Low budget or not this is one of the best movies of its type I have seen.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Tommy Dooley TOP 50 REVIEWER
This is an independent film from writer and director Jamie Thraves. It tells the story of Tom (Tom Fisher), who at the age of forty decides to leave his wife and small child for no discernable reason. He just gets on a train for London and bins his identification and beds down on the street - as you do.

He then gets attacked by a gang of homophobic thugs who think he is gay. That encounter leads him to A and E and as is fairly typical it is full of an odd assortment, including Aiden Murphy (Aiden Gillen) who takes a shine to Tom. Whilst Tom is withdrawn and obviously troubled, Aiden is over the top gregarious and the sort of person you can often encounter on public transport - the `nutter on the bus' type.

Aiden takes Tom back to his flat which he shares with his `girlfriend' Linda (Riann Steele), she is a street wise and savvy low end of the market prostitute, who also knows a good deal when she sees it. She injects some visceral realism into the whole proceedings. Aiden makes money by doing anything which includes renting out `Treacle' a neighbours cat for mice hunting in `greasy spoon' cafes.

This is a very quirky film, but it is also a comedy, a study in the human condition and mental health problems. Aiden Gillen is just excellent and caries the film with the weight of his performance and what at first for me was a very irritating character actually becomes likable because of his over whelming positiveness.

This was made for 30,000 which means some corners are slightly rounded, though not necessarily cut. There are a lot of questions that are ignored let alone being addressed, but to mention them might be a plot spoiler.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Get it
Love this film so good real to life in London !!! I would give it 10 mins or so before judging because it does get good touched my heart so much and well watched it loads made me... Read more
Published 5 months ago by elizabeth payne
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful
I'm sorry to write this, as i'm a huge Aidan Gillan fan, but the film is...not to my taste, let's put it that way. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Martha
5.0 out of 5 stars A film that needs more recognition
I have been a loyal fan of Aidan Gillen's work for years and I consider this one of his best performances ever. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Suki79
5.0 out of 5 stars A splendid film,with inspired acting and beautiful simplicity.
Watch this film is what you should definatley do.I found it by accident on iplayer and wasnt expecting much so what a joy it was to become totally enthrawled in this invigorating... Read more
Published 14 months ago by e.r.moody
5.0 out of 5 stars Shnap !
One scene in this film is worth the price of the DVD alone and thats the one in the hospital waiting room. Read more
Published 16 months ago by M J BAKER
5.0 out of 5 stars Well received christmas present
Brought this for my daughter apparently she had been trying to get it for some time, so it made her very happy to receive it. Well packaged and arrived on time.
Published 16 months ago by Carol Kent-Fellows
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, sad, haunting, happy, bitter sweet
This is a great film as many other reviewers here have pointed out. A seemingly happy man walks out of his life without a clear reason and takes a train from Birmingham to London... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars fascinating, touching
Tom, who has lost the ability to talk to those dear to him, leaves his home and family to lose himself in The Big Smoke. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Renee
4.0 out of 5 stars Down And Out In Birmingham And London
OK, a slight liberty with the title, as Jamie Thraves' 2010 tale of middle class father of one, Tom, is really only 'down and out' in London as, suffering a mid-life crisis, he... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Keith M
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Independent Film of The Year!!
Having watched and loved "The Lowdown" which first teamed up the very talented Jamie Thraves and Aidan Gillen, I couldn't wait to see what they had in store for us with this... Read more
Published on 6 Nov 2011 by Kelly Robertson
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