Skeletons

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Comedy

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Time Out says

Tue Jun 29 2010

This likeable but scrappy debut won the Michael Powell award for the Best British Film at Edinburgh last week, which suggests that the competition wasn’t so hot. A leftfield comedy of the mundane with a sci-fi edge, ‘Skeletons’ doesn’t quite know what to do with its bold ideas. It begins with some agreeable, sub-Merchant-and-Gervais banter between Davis (Ed Gaughan) and Bennett (Andrew Buckley), the Little and Large of the world of ‘extraction’ – a process by which this pair investigate homes in middle England to uncover the truth about their past. Together, they work for The Colonel (Jason Isaacs, channelling ‘Dad’s Army’), who reminds them not to get too close to their clients. Comedy segues into stranger territory when a case challenges this code: Jane (Paprika Steen) last saw her husband eight years ago and wants to know what happened to him. Various fantasy strands lead to revelations about several characters, but it’s hard to take this late plea for sincerity seriously.
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UK release:

Fri Jul 2, 2010

Duration:

94 mins

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Phil

Dave Calhoun was obviously in an unreceptive state of mind when he viewed this great little film.Yes it's a bit rough round the edges and not formally perfect, but that is more than compensated for by its energy, invention and humour. To say that the opening dialogue is "sub-Mercvhant-and-Gervais" is just lazy thinking. The only similarity is that one of the characters speaks with a Bristol accent.

Domaldihnio

A miserable review indeed, I thought it was a brilliant and funny film. Paced perfectly to suck you into a surreal world,

Domaldihnio

A miserable review indeed, I thought it was a brilliant and funny film. Paced perfectly to suck you into a surreal world,

Mark

There are screenings in Curzon Soho, Prince Charles, Brixton and Wimbledon from Friday according to the Facebook page. It's a lovely film.

Mark

There are screenings in Curzon Soho, Prince Charles, Brixton and Wimbledon from Friday according to the Facebook page. It's a lovely film.