The Girl in the Picture

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Time Out says

Sinclair plays a photographer's assistant who doesn't know when he's well off. Having decided to give his live-in girlfriend (Brook) the boot - some nice comic moments as he tries to pluck up the courage to tell her - he's soon mooning about wondering why he can never get a slice of the action; a feeling shared by his workmate Kenny (McKay), who is pining for a mystery 'girl in the picture' he has just developed. But of course there's always someone worse off, and into the shop to order some wedding photos comes Bill (Fisher), harbouring catastrophic doubts about his forthcoming marriage. The comic confusions and misunderstandings as these three incompetents try to help each other out look a little like pastiche Bill Forsyth. But it's still an engaging debut from writer/director Parker, a classy light comedy with a firmer hold on reality than most of its American teenage counterparts.
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Release details

UK release:

1985

Duration:

91 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Cary Parker

Cast:

Paul Young, Gregor Fisher, David McKay, Irina Brook, John Gordon Sinclair, Rikki Fulton

Music:

Ron Geesin

Production Designer:

Jemma Jackson

Editor:

Burt Eels

Cinematography:

Dick Pope

Screenwriter:

Cary Parker

Producer:

Patrick Higson

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