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3.0 out of 5 stars
Scathing jokes and biting social comment, 31 May 2000
The story of people with hopes, dreams and principles they're willing to stand for.
The story of building site workers in a time when...well, just listen to Ricky Tomlinson's monologues on the state of the country!
The story of "boy meets girl, girl moves in with boy, boy and girl try to get along"...you'll never see Mr.Carlyle play a role which demands such tenderness and that dreaded "feminine side".
Fantastically rythmic yet not overbearing score by Stewart (Police) Copeland, some great psuedo-realistic - and, probably knowing Ken Loach - REAL dialogue and a very solid cast of real "characters" make this a must-see early Ken Loach film.