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4.0 out of 5 stars Some Ghosts are Real, 7 Sept. 2010
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This review is from: Perrier's Bounty [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Perhaps it is significant that when I saw this film in a movie theatre in NYC I was the only person in the audience. Maybe not.

Jim Broadbent as Da has seen a ghost and is convinced that he will die if he falls asleep. Comic relief fails to describe his antics to stay awake.

Cillian Murphy as Michael McRea hasn't quite put away childish things. When he fails to repay a loan from Mr. Perrier (Brendan Gleeson) his thugs -- nasty people, they are -- are relentless in their pursuit, and one ends up dead from McCrea's gun by his ex-girlfriend (Jodie Whittaker) who really stole it to off herself, things get more than a bit crazy. Then there are the pit bull owners, the gay man bent on avenging his dead partner, and other Snatch- or Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels-like weirdosities that Perrier's Bounty tries hard to emulate. And it sort of works.

Since I would pay to watch either Murphy or Broadbent read the telephone directory I rather liked Perrier's Bounty. I think you will, too.
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Initial post: 31 Oct 2010 18:08:59 GMT
PIM says:
Bob!

How are you? I notice we have both reviewed the Avatar Special Edition 3 Disc. But I think you have a few more votes than me! Someone who has only garnered 2 of 2 seems to be listed as 'most favourable review' which doesn't seem to make much sense - though maybe its down to percentages or something like that. I agree with the review of Avatar - though it seems there are basically 2 theatrical versions now with the 16 minute extended opening version being the Directors Cut.

Regarding The reviews of Perrier's Bounty and The Boat that Rocked. Do you like British material then? Its says on your profile that you're from The Bronx? - Its quite interesting that movies that are very regional and distinctly British pieces of work manage to penetrate that market so far away. The Boat That Rocked was released as Pirate Radio in the US wasn't it? Anyway, best wishes to you my friend.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Nov 2010 02:00:11 GMT
Bob Drake says:
Yes, I enjoy English/Irish/Scots films and not just comedies. My father was from the Lake District and I have more relatives in the UK than in the US.

When I saw Perrier's Bounty in the cinema on opening day I was the only one in the auditorium. But I really do like Murphy and have seen everything, or close to everything he has produced including the over-the-top Breakfast on Pluto. Contrast that with The Wind That Shakes the Barley and Sunshine.

I have not been back to the UK for ten years and am dealing with unemployment here. Given the state of education in the US it is criminal that I am not in the classroom. But despite a research PhD and 30 years at the college level and 10 at the highschool level every idiot administrator, by definition, knows better how to teach chemistry than me. So I write comments here and in the NY Times.

Best wishes. I look forward to the +16 version of Avatar having seen the +8. But maybe the +16 has a bit too much backstory. We'll see.
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