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Common People 2014

4.3 out of 5 stars (24) IMDb 6.8/10

Six stories of disparate Londoners become intertwined when they encounter an escaped parrot in this bittersweet comic tale of love, loss and life in a London common.

Starring:
Sam Kelly, Jeff Mash
Runtime:
1 hour, 25 minutes

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Genres Comedy
Director Stewart Alexander, Kerry Skinner
Starring Sam Kelly, Jeff Mash
Studio Common People
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A word used by a previous reviewer is 'Quirky' and having just this moment finished watching the film that was the word that came to mind. I really enjoyed the way some things turned out as expected and others turned out as I didn't expect but even when the expected arose it was presented in an unexpected way(if you get my drift). It was beautifully shot and unravelled at just the right speed - an unfolding and moving snapshot of the emotional reality and progression of experiences we call life. Perfect - thank you.
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There's so much more to this film than first meets the eye. On the surface it's a very simple, low budget film, with the late Sam Kelly being the most recognised name in the cast. A missing parrot, and a series of other events brings together a small community of people who use and enjoy Tooting Common daily but who otherwise would not interact. In a short space of time, it cuts across so many issues and challenges our prejudices and stereotyping. The common is a microcosm of London and of our shrinking world. Everything in life happens here, birth, death, bullying, financial hardship and so much more. One of the characters asks what the "big society" is. It's here, in this film; it's what we do every day. It's what we can do, be or achieve, if we open our minds. It's very gentle, and has a modern feeling of an Ealing film, where the underdog and simplicity triumph. Just as Ealing represented the world and culture then, so this film does today. To many, this may appear a slow moving film. If that's all you end up thinking, you've missed the point. We live in an impatient and complicated world. I made time to watch this film because it is set where I grew up, but the gentle pace made me take time to relax, reflect and look at life differently. It's a lovely film and the stunning photography and imagery reminded me how much we take for granted in our beautiful landscape, even if it is just the local common. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
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Great film!! (Saw it on London Live, and then decided to buy it I thought it was so good!!) Highly recommend!!

Poignant at times, bordering on hilarious at others (Thelma and Louise on mobility scooters?!!!!!!!)!!
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This lovable film set on Tooting Common, South London, is really a film about how we all get on together, about relationships between different groups of people who use and share common land in city parks and commons, wherever they are in the world. This film has a likeable and charmingly sentimental story thread, professional acting and original music. It is a 'must-see' for all those who support professionally made and locally inspired films. It deserves to be widely seen and appreciated.
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Saw this wonderful, big-hearted film of interweaving stories of the small but vital dramas of our everyday lives in the cinema and liked it so much I bought 2 copies of the DVD to show / send to friends and family. Give it a go, you won't be disappointed. It's not, and not trying to be, social realism, you have to go with it, suspend some disbelief, but then the wonderful cinematography, real heart, and universal themes of what binds us together and how we choose to engage with that, really come through. Highly recommended.
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I watched ‘Common People’ last night. Totally inspiring. I think the filmmakers really pull off something unique. It’s full of charm, funny, heart-warming, optimistic - I can see why it was so popular with audiences. It taps into something we all aspire to - to get along together, and appeals to our better nature, which I think is something amazing. It feels like they captured something authentic and genuine about what it’s like to live in London today.
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Lovely heart warming Brit-flick. There are some fantastic characters, the homeless man particularly (does he actually say anything?!), but the old couple are also just wonderful. Funny moments, touching moments and the occasional moment that brings a tear to your eye.
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Gentle, touching and heart-wrenching. All the characters shine through like a beacon, especially the late and I have to say, GREAT Sam Kelly. His acting skills over the years have largely just been accepted as "the norm", but if truth be known, the depth of his skills rise far, far above that and it shows in this lovely and heartwarming film, beautifully put together by Stewart Alexander and Kerry Skinner and it is obvious lots of love has gone into the making of it. My wife and I laughed and cried aloud in equal measure and lay odds that one day, Common People will become a minor classic. To all the people who joined together for this wonderful film - "thank-you".
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