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PAY UP BOBBY,,
This review is from: The Grind [DVD] (DVD)
The film mostly centers around Bobby (Gordon Alexander) who just got out of prison and has habits. He works as a stock boy at a grocery store. His mum (Joan Hodges)is sick and confined to a wheel chair. He owes Dave (Jamie Foreman, the ugly guy on the cover) money that he can't pay back. Bobby has a good friend Vince (Freddie Connor) who manages a trance/techno dance club called "The Grind." Vince works for aforesaid Dave, who cooks the books. Dave plans on opening a casino and can't have anything go awry while the application is in process.
The main plot action consists of Dave leaning on people for money. Bobby's life spirals out of control as he tries to get cash to pay Dave back. While the film centers around Bobby, Vince is the closest thing we have to a likeable character in this crime thriller. I thought the production was well directed, written, and acted. It held my interest, but it lacked the dry humor that we have come to expect in British film. Jamie Foreman gives us an excellent performance. At 107 minutes the dance scenes could have been shortened.
F-bombs, brief sex, nudity (Zoe Tapper)