Up 'n' Under

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Time Out says

Based on characters from a play by director John Godber, this patronising feel-good comedy is set in the world of Yorkshire pub seven-a-side rugby. Ex-pro Olsen bets flash git entrepreneur Slattery his house that the Wheatsheaf team of lifelong losers will beat the seemingly invincible Cobblers Arms squad of brick shithouses. Olsen is ordinary and vulnerable enough to be convincing. Samatha Janus, too, as the gym owner who helps whip the team into shape, is sufficiently feisty and natural in the 'strong woman' role to mask the script's contrivance. However, the 'money shot' of her in the nude - 'You've had a look, now piss off!' - is typical of the film's casual sexual-political hypocrisy. Too concerned with courting sympathy, thin on laughs - and the rugby's a joke.
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Release details

UK release:

1997

Duration:

90 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

John Godber

Cast:

Griff Rhys-Jones, Tony Slattery, Neil Morrissey, Ralph Brown, Samantha Janus, Richard Ridings, Gary Olsen, Brian Glover

Music:

Mark Thomas

Production Designer:

Hayden Pearce

Editor:

Chris Lawrence

Cinematography:

Alan Trow

Screenwriter:

John Godber

Producer:

Mark Thomas

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Mooro

What a miserable, sanctimonious review. Its a park your brain at the door, unashamedly feel good movie for lovers of British comedy of a certain pedigree. Lighten up or get another job.

Mooro

What a miserable, sanctimonious review. Its a park your brain at the door, unashamedly feel good movie for lovers of British comedy of a certain pedigree. Lighten up or get another job.