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Share your house? Watch this film!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Shallow Grave [DVD] (1994) (DVD)
Shallow Grave is basically about what happens to a group of flatmates/friends when faced with the dilemma of having a suitcase full of money and a dead person in your flat! A humorous film that descends into claustrophobia racked with feelings of guilt as the three flatmates lose friendship,trust and ultimately sanity. There are some darkly funny moments in the film, especially the shopping scene in B&Q!
Christopher Eccleston gives yet another fine performance and it suprises me that he hasn't received the plaudits that are saved for Ewan McGregor. Kerry Fox as Juliet is also very engaging. If there is a criticism of this film it is that none of the flatmates are particularly likeable, and as such you watch their downfall through neutral eyes. Had the viewer empathised more with the characters the film would have been more hard-hitting and viewed more favourably in retrospect.