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5.0 out of 5 stars An unnoticed success., 22 Sept. 2003
This review is from: Late Night Shopping [DVD] [2001] (DVD)
As is so typical of British cinema these days, on the rare occasions we come up with a decent film, someone forgets to promote the damn thing. So after a theatrical release that no one knew about, followed by a similarly undetectable Dvd release, "Late Night Shopping" has slipped by unnoticed, gathering only a small fan base when it deserved so much more.
Bizarrely this film drew comparisons with "Trainspotting" on it's initial release, but has little in common with Danny Boyle's drug fuelled masterpiece, other than being set in Scotland. This perhaps, coupled with the fact that there are no major stars in the film may have contributed to the lacklustre performance on the cinema screens.
Four friends, who all have meaningless, mundane jobs on the night shift, meet every night at a late night cafe to discuss life, love and general woes. A well observed comedy that keeps the laughs coming for the full duration of the picture, it is very well written and the cast members all give solid performances. "Late Night Shopping" presents a slice of life that deals with themes that most people can relate to.
So if you want a film that gives you a nice break from all the Hollywood glitz, glamour and explosions, try this, you won't be dissapointed.
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