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4.0 out of 5 stars "...Sounds Like Love..." - Dead Fish on BLU RAY
Twenty-something loser Abe Kline - employee of the month at a tiny Soho lock and chain shop called Mr. Megakey - is having a bad day.

Abe is stood on one of the platforms at London's Paddington Train Station begging his gorgeous girlfriend Mimi not to leave him for mum back in France (Andrew Lee Potts and Elena Anaya). But Mimi is pregnant and despairing of...
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3.0 out of 5 stars not bad
I actually bought this film because i'm an Andrew Lee Potts fan, it's not a bad film, it could be better and should have been better, i agree it didn't make sense having Andrew be american although it does say in the film he'd lived in London for 2 years presumably thats how he knew his way round. I did find myself laughing out loud at a lot of things and it was...
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3.0 out of 5 stars not bad, 9 Jun 2011
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This review is from: Dead Fish [DVD] [2005] (DVD)
I actually bought this film because i'm an Andrew Lee Potts fan, it's not a bad film, it could be better and should have been better, i agree it didn't make sense having Andrew be american although it does say in the film he'd lived in London for 2 years presumably thats how he knew his way round. I did find myself laughing out loud at a lot of things and it was entertaining, Billy Zane seemed a bit superfluous and his scenes didn't really make much sense or gel with the rest of the film,my main bug bear is that during the big reveal scene at the end of the film it seems to have been incredibly badly edited and therefore means some of the scene doesn't make much sense and the ending seems very cobbled together. that said i would watch it again it was a fun watch and Gary Oldman and Robert Carlysle were very fun to watch, oh and if you like him ALP is very cute in this
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4.0 out of 5 stars "...Sounds Like Love..." - Dead Fish on BLU RAY, 22 Jun 2014
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Twenty-something loser Abe Kline - employee of the month at a tiny Soho lock and chain shop called Mr. Megakey - is having a bad day.

Abe is stood on one of the platforms at London's Paddington Train Station begging his gorgeous girlfriend Mimi not to leave him for mum back in France (Andrew Lee Potts and Elena Anaya). But Mimi is pregnant and despairing of Abe's dubious father qualities that include 3000 owed to a money-lending nutter from Northern Ireland who shouts obscenities all the time (a fabulous turn by Robert Carlyle as Danny Devine). Then there's Abe's penchant for thieving anything that isn't nailed down. And this is before we deal with his permanently stoned head-nodding friend Sal (a brilliant Jimi Mistry) who lives to smoke Skunk and talk Navajo babble under an array of flashing light bulbs. But then things really take a turn for the worse...

A thief robs Mimi's mobile and makes a run for it - but halfway down the platform is whacked unceremoniously in the head by a sharply dressed man called Lynch (Gary Oldman) - an assassin for hire whose just stepped off a train to get his next assignment from locker 705. Lynch hands the phone back to Mimi - but on seeing her hopeful and smiling young face - is instantly stunned into silence.

Later when he's with a Dominatrix in a seedy Soho room - Lynch explains the strange sensation he's feeling to the slightly startled leather-bound prostitute (very funny scene with Frances Barber). Trashing his posterior she wearily tells him "...it sounds like love dear..." Lynch suddenly lights up. She's right. Lynch then breaks into a Sixties crooner song and determines he must have this girl - and get his mistakenly switched phone back - and his briefcase full of money - and get those steel manacles off his wrists before S&M lady sticks a long Silver Vibrator up an orifice it shouldn't enter...

Directed by Charley Stadler and written by Thomas Geiger, Adam Kreutner, David Mitchell and Charley Stadler - 2005's "Dead Fish" comes on like a poor-man's "Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels" and was unfairly dismissed as such on release (even its 2010 reissue on BLU RAY and DVD seems to have gone unnoticed). But possessed of a genuinely funny script, clever set pieces and a cast of hugely talented actors willing to back a whacky tale (Terence Stamp, Billy Zane and Karel Roden) - in my book it's a wee bit of an unsung gem that deserves reappraisal and rediscovery.

The BLU RAY (Barcode 5060179611181) also gives you a separate DVD (Region B and C coded for both). I mention the DVD because the Extras of Cast & Crew Interviews are only on the DVD for some reason. There are no Subtitles and Audio isn't even mentioned.

As Terence Stamp sits in his chair with his arms up in the air (being robbed by a stoned Sal and a desperate Abe) - he says "...it's about a girl...it's always about a girl..." How right he is.

Give this fishy cocktail of drugs, sex, killers, moneylenders and kooky love a go...
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars very, very wierd., 16 Jan 2011
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This review is from: Dead Fish [DVD] [2005] (DVD)
There are so many reasons why this film should have been better than it is. Gary Oldman is brilliant, as ever as the utterly ruthless amoral assassin. His inability to comprehend his own evil is fascinating, and towards the end quite moving. Robert Carlyle is highly entertaining as the mega-stressed, ultra-violent lone-shark. Terrance Stamp is intriguing, too. There are several memorable and entertaining moments in the twisting and turning plot....so why doesn't it hang together better?
Andrew Lee Potts is American. That's ok. No problem with that, except that there's no reason why he should be, and no connection at all between his nationality and the story, and there should be. What's he doing in London? How come he knows his way round so well?(would be much funnier if he didn't). A state of half-hearted panic does not add up to characterisation. All of the characters only exist in the present moment. Oldman has the emotional depth and charisma to get away with this, but Potts can create nothing deeper than a puddle.
Having said that, it's a very watchable, entertaining romp of a film. It just didn't quite know what kind of film it wanted to be; too casually and graphically violent for a comedy, too whimsical and 'potteresque' for a thriller.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to watch, 15 Sep 2013
This review is from: Dead Fish [DVD] [2005] (DVD)
An enjoyable film with good acting from Gary oldman and Robert Carlyle.the storyline was quiet interesting. I would recommend this film to fans of the actors and also just in general
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Something missing, 3 July 2011
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This review is from: Dead Fish [DVD] [2005] (DVD)
This has been compared to "Lock, stock and two smoking barrels" but it is way behind that glorious movie. Each of the characters here does a good job, and manages to entertain to some extent, but the whole does not hold together. You will not pause the movie to check the washing machine, ok, but the feeling is that something is missing. Perhaps it has been pushed a bit too far to be realistic, so one keeps a sort of distance. Which is not the case with "Lock,...". Maybe 2 stars are too low a mark, but 3 would be inappropriate.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Lock, stock and two smoking barrels-like, 15 Dec 2011
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This review is from: Dead Fish [DVD] [2005] (DVD)
A good action movie, with a good cast, on the same line of Guy Ritchie's movie. A killer (or two o maybe 3) and a bunch of young stoned guys. Not at the same level of humor and quality, but a good stuff at a very bargain price

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Se vi è piaciuto il classico dell'ex Signor Madonna, non perdetevi questa divertente commedia nera, basata sugli equivoci e sullo scambio di cellulare e persone, nella migliore tradizione della commedia di una volta.
Il cast è stellare, anche se un filo sottoimpiegato, con uno spettacolare Oldman che da vita allo stesso genere di "soggetto" (privo di qualunque remora morale) interpretato ne Il quinto elemento. Considerato anche il prezzo, è un film da non perdere.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 15 Oct 2011
This review is from: Dead Fish [DVD] [2005] (DVD)
Excellent service! Thank you very much! As good as it describer. Product in very good condition. Quick delivery as well. Arrived within 3 working days.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Dead Painful would be a more apt title, 17 Oct 2010
This review is from: Dead Fish [DVD] [2005] (DVD)
Do not waste your money or your life on this movie. I could take no more than 10 minutes. A dog.
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