Mike Bassett : England Manager is a great film to kick-start your summer with. The combination of comedy and a great storyline is brilliant, mixed with what we expect from Ricky Tomlinson and thats great acting. It is a film to wipe away those holiday blues when England have once again failed in the World Cup or Euro. It can make you see the funny, and dreary sides of being with the England squad. Ricky Tomlinson's team have facial characteristics form past england players, including a David Seaman look-a-like and two brother players, presumably based upon the Neville brothers. The team have their highs and lows during the World Cup they are competing in, but Bassett never gives up, and takes his team to further than they expect.. Martin Bashir does a simple yet effective 'documentation' to the entire film, as that is how it is filmed - Englands road to the World Cup. The acting from the England players is good, Ricky Tomlinson shows how he can act both emotionally and humorously. The music in the film is also great and sets the tones for the time of year, with a good song to end the film form Robbie Williams. Laughs, laughs and.. more? Definitely!