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DON'T BELIEVE THE TRAILER - BIT OF A KEBAB MOMENT,
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OK - so I bought this on the strength of the trailer, which, (& I stand to be corrected), gives the impression of it being a black comedy in the vein of "The Guard"/ "In Bruges"/ "Divorcing Jack". However, (in my opinion) it doesn't fall under the comedy banner. It does have it's comedy moments, but so do the majority of films that fall into this category.
It's no more violent than any other film in this genre, if anything I found the violent moments to be some of the more comedic moments. The casting is spot-on, although Brendan Gleeson is becoming a little typecast as the gangster - but as it's a part he plays so well, why not use him for it. Jim Broadbent played his part well - his accent seemed convincing enough to me, but then again, I'm from Nottingham & any accent seems convincing to me. But I had no problems understanding the accents, maybe just the colloquialism, but that'll be the case of any film set in a area that you're not familiar with. Or indeed, being anywhere you're not familiar with. I found the character of Brenda to be irritating & whiny - no surprise her fella was groping someone else down the pub.
All in all, it's a good film - but don't be led into thinking this is going to be a comedy - in my opinion (& before anyone slates me, don't criticise subjectivity) I'd say it's more akin to say, "Layercake". It's a bit like thinking you've ordered a kebab & finding out you've been given fish & chips - both work equally well, but at that moment in time you would have preferred the one you were expecting!!