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Real satire as it should be made, and so rarely is,
This review is from: Rita, Sue and Bob Too [DVD] (1987) (DVD)
This low budget, C4 funded film managed to do what a lot of far grander, less humble films have failed to do. It successfully satirises an entire class of people, including many sub classes within it. It manages this because it is made by people from that same group. They are having a laugh about themselves, and see a lot to be laughed at. It is fabulously filthy in its tone, and its satirical glare is far encompassing and wildly accurate, or seems to be (to a non-northerner). Despite the low budget feel, and awful 80s trash soundtrack, it produces moments of cinematic greatness, my favourite probably being the characterisation of Rita's alcaholic wreck of a dad, who puts his trousers on leaving his shirt tails sticking out of his flies, among other things. Superb! For a section of society so badly served and looked upon by its government, it shows the one true virtue it has is a sense of humour. This was stinging, genuine satire. A very good achievement, and what a loss the death of the writer of this original work was to the industry. This was real writing, for a change. Wonderfull stuff.
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Initial post: 26 May 2013 17:24:11 BDT
Last edited by the author on 26 May 2013 17:26:29 BDT
this 'section' of society has more intrinsic value than a 'section' you probably believe you reside in. patronising and why the northern crap that talks back will always hate yours and all chattering class opinions.
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2015 01:04:35 BDT
Tim Pickering says:
Thank you for being the first to comment on that review. I read it and thought how patronising? I can't believe the reviewer thinks this is satire! Comedy, yes, but satire? I'm actually a bit lost for words.
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