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Old 05-12-2007, 07:08 PM   #1
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Shane Meadows is back with This is England. I've been looking forward to this film for years and I finally got to see it on Friday. After Dead Man's Shoes I had high hopes for his next film and I wasn't dissapointed in the least. It is a masterpiece. The performances, casting, directing, writing...etc it's all brilliant. I urge everyone in the UK to go and watch it NOW.

The film is set in England, 1983 and follows an inocent 12 year old (Shaun) who has just lost his Dad in the Falklands. He gets bullied in school on the last day of term about his apperance. On the way home he encounters a group of skinheads fronted by Woody, who instantly takes Shaun under his wing. Things are looking up for Shaun, until Combo is let out of prison...

This is without a doubt the best film about skinheads I have ever seen 5/5. I'm just worried it wont translate well to the international audince, i'm interested in hearing your thoughts. I hope you enjoy/enjoyed it as much as I did.


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Meadows' second best movie behind Dead Man's Shoes.


As far as it translating to international audiences, my fiancée is American and she loved it too... Although I guess it may not have had the same impact for her as it did for someone growing up in the 80's in the UK.
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I loved it. I found it quite touching. I think the most interesting thing about it was how they all interacted with Andrew Shim's character. They seemed so conflicted at times with their beliefs.

I haven't seen a Shane Meadows movie yet that I haven't liked or loved.
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As far as it translating to international audiences, my fiancée is American and she loved it too...
That I did. *nods*
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when i read the title i thought it was some kind of spoof on "this... is... SPARTA!"

i liked dead mans shoes, so i will certainly buy this one when it gets released on dvd...
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Hmmm.. Well now I know....
Anyways, I'm planning to see this soon. My friend at work has copy and watched it and told me it was a very solid movie.
Dead Man Shoes was gripping, so yeah.... gimmie gimmie gimmie.
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Haven't seen it. In fact, I'm pretty sure it hasn't been released stateside yet... but I plan to see it.
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Haven't seen it. In fact, I'm pretty sure it hasn't been released stateside yet... but I plan to see it.
It was only released in the UK a couple of weeks ago, so you'll probably have a bit of a wait (or to acquire it somehow) if Dead Man's Shoes was anything to go by.
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yeh i saw this its really good , proper old school skins
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It comes out on November 13th on DVD in the U.S. I also saw the movie, and even though I would never throw around the word masterpiece, it was pretty good and definitely the most realistic film about the skinhead subculture. I've got a full review and a drinking game at my website... click on sig. to check it out.
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