- Subtitles: Dutch
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: NR (Not Rated) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- ASIN: 9056751573
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 518,640 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Don't get suckered into being convinced by the plot, enjoy the ride and laugh at the hilariously bad acting by Dani Behr. Roger Daltry plays his role perfectly though and is the highlight of the acting 'talent'.
This film will strike a chord with those who realise the way the popular depiction of gay social, business and pleasure is centred entirely on the London area and how it can take its toll on anyone unfamiliar or uncomfortable in these surroundings.
The veteran is in the music business where to be gay is as banal as having no hair on your face. It meets a younger one who is not sure what he is. The veteran falls for the novelty of someone who is doing it for love and comfort and not for his glands.
The rookie is trying to prove himself by fighting the old way, the way they used to do in the Far West, though we are in Blackpool. No gloves. Feet permitted as much as fists and all other ways to hit and hurt. The audience is there to enjoy the blood and the suffering and the loser going out on a stretcher if possible.
But the rookie is initiated to something he wants but he fears and he discovers he likes it, and he likes the man who is giving him that feeling of being loved, of being needed, of being wanted and expected, and he gives back the same. And the absence of the temporary distance of the other is harder than thirst and hunger. The pain of the desire when the object and the soul of that desire is not here is often maddening.
But around the veteran, who is in his twenties only, there are other girls who depend on his guidance in their singing, other boys who depend on his enterprise and even shiny PR to become what they maybe are not, even if maybe they are what their boss wants them to become. And temptation is too hard, too burning hot and sooner or later the veteran will fall and the rookie will be trapped with a hangover that will come from an excess of alcohol and unwanted but un-resisted submissive abandon.
But jealousy and rivalry brings a break up and the story is then how the two estranged lovers will find a crossroads where their roads can meet. More than touching.Read more ›
Take it for what it is and empathise with the characters a bit more and you will enjoy this light-weight but nevertheless sincere film - and the eye candy isn't to be sniffed at either!
The main character does come across a bit wooden initially but considering he was not a professional actor when he was cast and had no previous experience before the camera - apart from boxing - he pulls it off quite well. The balancing side to this is that he plays the scared, unsure, agitated young man very well. He may not have been acting during those scenes at all! Anyway it does cancel out the scenes where deeper emotional issues needed perhaps a more experienced actor. It works though and the film is well worth watching and not as predictable as one would imagine. Well worth the money.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One great movie to watch brought back memories. A must watch if this was your earaPublished 11 months ago by richard davies
This being a gay film for a gay audience it does help to find the actors attractive and Steve Bell meets this criteria as a tall, good looking athletic northern lad (with accent to... Read morePublished on 3 Aug. 2013 by Martin4148
The other reviews tell the story line, so I'll say no more on that score. However, even though a decade old, the film is still relevant and well worth watching. Read morePublished on 7 July 2010 by Londoner
I failed to be inpressed in this film.
It had a lot fighting and miss use of drugs.
hard to follow and could not hold my attention span for long... Read more
This film has one saving grace and that is the performance of not Steve Bell, but Steve Moore, who gives an outstanding rendition of Skinny Dealer. Read morePublished on 14 Sept. 2006 by Steve