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Tonight, I am cool...
on 14 November 2013
Centered around a salsa club, three men pursue three women across London.
Fergus is trying to find his ex-girlfriend.
Charmer Frankie, is trying his hardest to pull the beautiful Eleanor.
Robber Eddie is trying to find, and also pull, one of his victims, cemetery worker Jocelyn...
In the late nineties and early noughties, there were a slew of these British romantic comedies, that were trying to be a sort of antidote to the sickly sweet behemoths that were Richard Curtis movies.
We Had This Years Love, If Only, House, Virtual Sexuality, and this. And while some of them were funny and quite the alternative (think Lock stock for the ladies) they disappeared without a trace, because they were too familiar and felt a little bit too depressing at times.
This film, whilst it has a few genius moments, features too many people with miserable faces to be anything like a cheerful movie. We have Adrian Lester as a sort of guardian, watching their lives as they sit in the back of his cab, being drunk and depressed.
And apart from McCormack, none of the characters are very likable. They are either thieves, drunkards, loose women, or stuck up.
So at the end, you really couldn't care less, because they don't really deserve to be happy.
But there are funny moments, and despite the unlikable characters, the performances are brilliant.
Just do it less gloomy next time....