Shop now Shop now Shop now  Up to 50% Off Fashion  Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Listen with Prime Shop now Shop now
Customer Review

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The funniest take on British (low) life in years, 7 July 2003
This review is from: Raw Sex-The Movie [VHS] (VHS Tape)
A classic. This is one of the funniest and most overlooked pieces of comedy stupidity of recent years.
Simon Brint and Rowland Rivron play the parts of a soft-spoken father-in-law and his non-achieving, pisshead son trying to scrape a living as the inoffensive lounge bar act Raw Sex. Kind of like an even more tragic Steptoe & Son (without the biliousness). A terrific supporting cast populate a cloyingly seedy (but never threatening) London, creating a perfect snapshot of everything naff about British life. Particular favourites include Reg Prince - a simple-minded puppeteer, and Johnny Blackpool - a psychotic cab driver suffering from Falklands flashbacks. According to Mark Benton (who plays a karaoke-singing) barman, nearly all the dialogue was improvised which explains the great sense of realism and authenticity.
The storyline sees the troubled and difficult resurrection of a big-band whose members perished in a plane crash years ago. Ken Bishop (bandleader and last surviving member) eventually agrees to re-record one of the band's hits for a rubber glove TV commercial. But the plot is merely an excuse to affectionately showcase the unfashionable glitterball cabaret circuit as well as the aforementioned cast of oddballs and no-lifes. Special mention must go to the portrayal of the advertising industry - it's spot-on... Anybody who's ever sat in a meeting with ad world 'creatives' is in for a treat as Crispian and Miles discuss 'sexy' imagery and Vangelis.
This is essential viewing which loses just one star for the inclusion of a corny and hackneyed heavy metal guitarist character who tries to join 'Ken Bishop's Nice 12'. A little bit too obvious and out of place.
Silly but special...
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]


Review Details

Item

4.0 out of 5 stars (1 customer review)
5 star
0


3 star
0

2 star
0

1 star
0

£23.75
Add to wishlist
Reviewer