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Common People

  • Film
Common People

Time Out says

This zesty tale of randomly interlinking lives, shot and set entirely on Tooting Common in south London, is full of charming sentiment, even if it feels more like a community am-dram project than anything to be taken too seriously. There’s a pair of old folk talking in doggy language on a bench; an eclectic bunch of drinkers who look like rejects from the presenting cast of a Saturday morning kids’ TV show; a homeless ex-soldier; and a gaggle of annoying Cub Scouts who innocently find abandoned condoms and help a pregnant woman give birth. A missing parrot serves to tie all these strands together. The big idea is that all life is here, unfolding before our eyes over a day or two on the Common. Unfortunately, the whole thing feels extremely forced, and an embarrassment of shoddy writing and acting doesn’t help. 

Written by Dave Calhoun

Release Details

  • Rated:12A
  • Release date:Tuesday 10 June 2014
  • Duration:89 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Stewart Alexander, Kerry Skinner
  • Screenwriter:Stewart Alexander
  • Cast:
    • Sam Kelly
    • Diana Payan
    • Iarla McGowan
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