Ken Loach directs this Glasgow-set drama about a young juvenile delinquent who is given one last chance to stay out of jail and carve out a future for himself. Small-time criminal and new father Robbie (Paul Brannigan) narrowly escapes a prison sentence after his most recent foray into the world of crime. With the help of a team of supportive community service workers, he makes a last-ditch attempt to get back onto the straight and narrow and to set up a small whisky distillery business.
Words defy me! Paul Brannigan as Robbie acts out his very own gritty Glaswegian life story. Read about Paul for yourselves, he will amaze and inspire you. Funny, real, violent but social reality permeates the whole film. I was left humbled and angry that we as a nation have left so many Scottish teenagers feeling disenfranchised and socially excluded from hope, inspiration and self-worth. Please watch it you will be entertained but moved too, I hope !
If you're not from Glasgow like me you might struggle with some of the dialogue used. However it's a great story of a group of young people who develop a scam to scam a high end whisky at an auction. I won't spoil it but if you don't know keep an eye out for the meaning of the Angels' Share. If you're an ex-Scot or away from home - buy this and have a nostalgic return visit to your roots.
Funny, entertaining & with a certain real life feel. Some gratuitous violence, strong language; don't watch if easily offended. One of the funniest films I've watched! A simple plot, with good characters & a feel good ending. Could watch this movie over again.
Hard edged at times but also quaintly Scottish - sort of Trainspotting meets Whisky Galore! As a whisky aficionado I was just waiting for the cliched errors but they had bothered to get their facts and technicalities right. Set against a grim backcloth this film manages to be a plausible fairy tale and both poignant and amusing. Paul Brannigan is superb. Highly recommended.
Fortunately we didn't quite need subtitles for this movie, but we can understand that some viewers might! My wife and I enjoyed the story and were happily reminded of our many visits to Scottish distilleries over the years. An amusing dig at collectors (not only of whisky) with more money than sense.