The Knot (15)

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Time Out says

Tue Oct 2 2012

Does the world need another comedy about weddings? Co-written and co-produced by Noel Clarke, who also has a supporting role, ‘The Knot’ gives us Matthew McNulty and Talulah Riley as two Londoners who encounter various obstacles, physical and emotional, on the way to the altar. There are echoes of ‘The Hangover’ and ‘Bridesmaids’ in its depictions of male and female banter, and there are base laughs, mostly involving toilets and hackneyed depictions of West Africans and Spaniards. But weddings are such easy fare for cinema that it’s tough to find new ways of looking at the heightened feelings and mishaps that come with getting hitched. ‘The Knot’ mostly plumps for the usual clichés and stereotypes.
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15

UK release:

Fri Oct 5, 2012

Duration:

92 mins

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Twinnie

To be fair I forgot to put one star (because I can't give less) in when I added my review. Perhaps this might help give a truer reflection. Just saying.

Nemo

And in spite of the poor box office result (that may or may not have something to do with the film assassination by the critics) we have a 60% Rotten tomato audience rating, a 5* on this forum and, in spite of all the haters, a second week at the cinema...And there is even rumours of the film having 3 sales lined up for foreign territories so potentially being in profit before it even goes out on DVD. Just saying...

Nemo

And in spite of the poor box office result (that may or may not have something to do with the film assassination by the critics) we have a 60% Rotten tomato audience rating, a 5* on this forum and, in spite of all the haters, a second week at the cinema...And there is even rumours of the film having 3 sales lined up for foreign territories so potentially being in profit before it even goes out on DVD. Just saying...

ayeye

Thank you Jonny. I couldn't agree more. I have read all the reviews and wonder exactly what is going on. I watched it in Leicester Square with 200 people who laughed and enjoyed it. The film got some decent reviews from a lot of people. maximum 2 stars yes. A lot of the one star critics have been very personal and its been very much directed at Noel Clarke and how gross the jokes were. C'mon! have you not been at the cinema in the last 10 years? Are seriously telling me The Knot is the most offensive film made recently? It is a lot better and funnier than A LOT of other wedding films out there. But the intensity (and the tenacity) of the criticism tells me there is something else here. The extreme, nasty and sarcastic criticism sounds more like an attempt to do a Mr Clarke's 'character assassination' than to do with the merit of (or lack of) the film. Which makes it all rather unpleasant. But I'm sure mr Clarke, will dust himself off and carry on regardless. Star Trek next. keep writing guys.

ayeye

Thank you Jonny. I couldn't agree more. I have read all the reviews and wonder exactly what is going on. I watched it in Leicester Square with 200 people who laughed and enjoyed it. The film got some decent reviews from a lot of people. maximum 2 stars yes. A lot of the one star critics have been very personal and its been very much directed at Noel Clarke and how gross the jokes were. C'mon! have you not been at the cinema in the last 10 years? Are seriously telling me The Knot is the most offensive film made recently? It is a lot better and funnier than A LOT of other wedding films out there. But the intensity (and the tenacity) of the criticism tells me there is something else here. The extreme, nasty and sarcastic criticism sounds more like an attempt to do a Mr Clarke's 'character assassination' than to do with the merit of (or lack of) the film. Which makes it all rather unpleasant. But I'm sure mr Clarke, will dust himself off and carry on regardless. Star Trek next. keep writing guys.

Jonny

WOW!!! What a field day all the critics [professional and others] are having with The Knot ... BUT ... I can say for certain that there many films that are given 5, 4 or even 3 stars that have bored me to death. The Knot never intended to be a recording of the (minor) mishaps that occurred in the run up to the marriage of Kate to the future King of England. It is not meant to be an intellectual study of the 'English' wedding. It is simply meant to be a 90 minute exaggerated look at what could well happen at the weddings of so many of us lesser mortals. The proof will be in who and how many movie goers see it ... and laugh at those bits that are indeed funny and relate to those bits that are touching... more importantly appreciate the great acting of so many of the actors. Let the audience decide.

Jonny

WOW!!! What a field day all the critics [professional and others] are having with The Knot ... BUT ... I can say for certain that there many films that are given 5, 4 or even 3 stars that have bored me to death. The Knot never intended to be a recording of the (minor) mishaps that occurred in the run up to the marriage of Kate to the future King of England. It is not meant to be an intellectual study of the 'English' wedding. It is simply meant to be a 90 minute exaggerated look at what could well happen at the weddings of so many of us lesser mortals. The proof will be in who and how many movie goers see it ... and laugh at those bits that are indeed funny and relate to those bits that are touching... more importantly appreciate the great acting of so many of the actors. Let the audience decide.

Ian

Is it as bad as some of the reviews say? No but it isn't as good as he or his mates say. In places it is funny, in places touching but at times really rather unnecessarily smutty and gross. It could have done with a further edit of the script before it was transferred to film and probably a bit more polishing in the edit but it has an uphill task being the last release after a number of awful wedding films. Its much better than the Wedding Present and the 5 Year Engagement but not a patch on either the Hnagover or Bridesmaids. Probably worth 5 out of ten and an ok 2 star film. I agree with Scrumpyjack that Noel Clarke is now in the last chance saloon filmwise. After a series of flops this does little to raise a sinking star that is his film making career.

malcolm conlan

What did I think the new British comedy film, The Knot? Absolutely loved it, laughed the whole way through! At a time where I think we all need cheering up as a nation, the movie really nailed it! It portrayed the very stressful subject of the wedding and events leading up to it in a very clever and yet very funny and emotional way. I am not normally that fond of comedy films but actually thought it was very funny indeed.

malcolm conlan

What did I think the new British comedy film, The Knot? Absolutely loved it, laughed the whole way through! At a time where I think we all need cheering up as a nation, the movie really nailed it! It portrayed the very stressful subject of the wedding and events leading up to it in a very clever and yet very funny and emotional way. I am not normally that fond of comedy films but actually thought it was very funny indeed.

enrico

I think you raised a very good point. I am, we are (admittedly on occasions) overly sensitive, but mostly because we are passionate about making films and in particular making this film. This is not just 'a job'. This is my first feature film. It took a lot of work, blood, sweat and tears to get it financed, made and distributed. It is a minor miracle to be able to watch it in 50 cinemas nationwide and in Ireland. And I keep on going to screenings where the audience experience is wildly different from the dismissive reviews. But don't get me wrong. I agree 100% with you that opinions differ, and I appreciate that everyone is entitled their opinion. I guess with more films under my belt I will get more blasè and get used to this 'games'. Maybe not. However for now, I will still marvel at the miracle of people coming to cinema to watch it, buy their popcorn, enjoy it, clap come out of it with a smaile and say thank you at the end to every screening. At least to the ones where I've been. And so far we've had a few. Tonight hopefully another one at CIneworld O2. Opinions, thank God, do differ. All the best to you all and Timeout and apologies for my overt display of emotions. Im Italian after all. Take care e

enrico

I think you raised a very good point. I am, we are (admittedly on occasions) overly sensitive, but mostly because we are passionate about making films and in particular making this film. This is not just 'a job'. This is my first feature film. It took a lot of work, blood, sweat and tears to get it financed, made and distributed. It is a minor miracle to be able to watch it in 50 cinemas nationwide and in Ireland. And I keep on going to screenings where the audience experience is wildly different from the dismissive reviews. But don't get me wrong. I agree 100% with you that opinions differ, and I appreciate that everyone is entitled their opinion. I guess with more films under my belt I will get more blasè and get used to this 'games'. Maybe not. However for now, I will still marvel at the miracle of people coming to cinema to watch it, buy their popcorn, enjoy it, clap come out of it with a smaile and say thank you at the end to every screening. At least to the ones where I've been. And so far we've had a few. Tonight hopefully another one at CIneworld O2. Opinions, thank God, do differ. All the best to you all and Timeout and apologies for my overt display of emotions. Im Italian after all. Take care e

Sara Al-Tahan

Thoroughly enjoyed Skys preview screening of The Knot Film on 02/10/12!! You guys did good! Plenty of LOL moments definitely the british rom com of the year!! Well done to everyone involved in making this cracker! #IDO Make sure if you see one rom com this year this should be it!

Sara Al-Tahan

Thoroughly enjoyed Skys preview screening of The Knot Film on 02/10/12!! You guys did good! Plenty of LOL moments definitely the british rom com of the year!! Well done to everyone involved in making this cracker! #IDO Make sure if you see one rom com this year this should be it!

enrico

And here we go. The typical dismissive review, coming late at night as expected. Well, dear Twinnie I am sorry you had such abad experience at an earlier screening. However last night, for the third night in a row, we had a screening with 110 people where everyone stayed, laughed again at the right times, clapped at the end and, belive it or not, stayed for an extra one and hlf hour to listen to a Q&A. and the comments are on facebook and twitter. Perhaps if you care to make yourself known a the next screening, we have another one tonight, I'd love to buy you a beer and tell you about how we are going to make an arthouse film next...

enrico

And here we go. The typical dismissive review, coming late at night as expected. Well, dear Twinnie I am sorry you had such abad experience at an earlier screening. However last night, for the third night in a row, we had a screening with 110 people where everyone stayed, laughed again at the right times, clapped at the end and, belive it or not, stayed for an extra one and hlf hour to listen to a Q&A. and the comments are on facebook and twitter. Perhaps if you care to make yourself known a the next screening, we have another one tonight, I'd love to buy you a beer and tell you about how we are going to make an arthouse film next...