The Girl in the Picture

Film, Comedy

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.


Release details

91 mins

Cast and crew

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