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Lee Sales’s debut feature started life as a short film, co-written with featured actors George Russo and Francis Pope, about Hackney cockneys duckin’ and divin’, spliffin’ and sniffin’, swearin’ and shaggin’. It has ended up as a feature film about exactly that, but with one difference. It now has a sub-plot about the troubled love affair between unemployed chancer George (Russo) and his middle-class girlfriend Sophie (Ophelia Lovibond), whose hard-earned holiday savings he has secretly borrowed to finance an ill-fated coke deal. The film’s origins may explain why Lovibond – fresh from eye-catching roles in ‘No Strings Attached’ and ‘Mr Popper’s Penguins’ – seems to be in a completely different film. Also in a class of his own is ‘Kill List’ star Neil Maskell, who is likewise relegated to the sidelines.

By: Nigel Floyd


Release details

Rated: 18
Release date: Friday September 16 2011
Duration: 97 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Lee Sales
Cast: Ophelia Lovibond
George Russo
Francis Pope
Neil Maskell

Average User Rating

3.8 / 5

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This review is way off the mark. Having grown up around the same things happening in this film I have to say it gets everything spot on. From mates who blag things for free to the late night kitchen scene after a night out. The story keeps you interested throughout & there is some strong acting from the main cast & also the supporting extras. In a way it's a love story about the average drug user who wants to make a bit of money to keep his girlfriend happy. Hadn't even heard of this film prior to watching it, but in terms of real situations & everyday inner city life; this film its far better than the other "lad" type flicks out there. Great film, directed well & worth watching or picking up on DVD as they are so cheap these days! No less than three stars, but I'll say four!

I have to say I disagree with the one star it’s been given. It’s so much more than just a 'spliffin’ and sniffin’, swearin’ and shaggin’ film as you describe it. The music is brilliant, its beautiful shot and as a directorial debut, I think it deserves much more credit that you have given it.