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Hilarious, gritty Northern sex comedy,
This review is from: Rita, Sue and Bob Too [DVD] (1987) (DVD)
Rita, Sue And Bob Too was adapted by Andrea Dunbar from two of her own controversial plays. Rita (Siobhan Finneran) and Sue (Michelle Holmes) are two teenagers living on a run-down council estate in Bradford who both share a job babysitting for Bob (George Costigan) and Michelles (Lesley Sharp) children. Whilst giving them a lift home one night, Bob decides to take Rita and Sue up to a deserted, country-side landscape. Clearly knowing what he has in mind, Rita and Sue are only too happy to oblige and both have a sexual encounter with him that becomes a regular occurence. Despite the blatant politically-incorrect nature of the film, this does emerge as a somewhat controversial, though enduringly amusing film that has a sharp, gritty undertone. The film shifts direction half way through but shrewdly brings the characters all back together again and the ending is hilarious! Michelle Holmes, Siobhan Finneran and George Costigan (all respected T.V actors/esses) play their parts perfectly, displaying a raw and instinctive edge to their characterisations. The film was released in the mid 1980's and has stood the test of time, still making enjoyable viewing today. Worth watching.