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A Great British Film!
on 30 July 2012
'When Saturday Comes' is a low budget British drama with some very good moments. Sean Bean is excellent as the film's main character Jimmy, a man who dreams of becoming a professional footballer, only to be tied down by his hard-drinking friends, his unsupportive father and his own bad habits. The film's main themes are that of courage and choices that you take that will affect your life. It is also very touching in parts and you just can't help but feel sorry for Jimmy and his brother, life isn't easy in their gritty northern town, there are only really two things to do there: work down a pit, or work in a factory. Jimmy is determined however to do something more with his life.
This film notably has very strong acting, especially from the late Pete Postlethwaite who is a great supporting player, and a good story. I would say that 'When Saturday Comes' will not just appeal to fans of football, there is enough here for other people to really enjoy it and enjoy it for what it is, an excellent gritty drama.