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Old 10-15-2007, 01:57 PM   #11
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I LOVED Dead Mans Shoes and have had this for about week now. May finally pop it in tonight.
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Old 10-15-2007, 02:21 PM   #12
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It's great, with a vast array of complex sympathetic and likable characters - considering the subject tone. The movie highlights the true origins in the skinhead movement ( the soundtrack is a big hint) as well as downplay the actions of war using the Falklands war to represent views of the war on Terror now.
The acting is excellent from the entire cast, noticably the likeable Turgoose and venomous yet fragile Graham. Rosemund Hanson was funny as Turgoose's kooky girlfriend, Smell. She was kinda cute in a strange way as well. Thick as shit, but twice as tasty.
The finale was one you could see coming, but the actual final scene is heart wrenching, and identifies more with the political stances our government has made now, and bites down hard and doesnt let go.
Turgoose is amazing. From the first scene, to the last - he had a hold on me. A child who finds some kind of identity in his new friends and stabilizes himself. Even under Graham's influence, he's still a child naive to Graham's true beliefs.
It's worth a watch, totally.
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Old 10-15-2007, 09:24 PM   #13
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This is showing at a local theater but I am going to be working and won't get the chance to see it.
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Definately a great watch. Loved the soundtrack and the characters. There were times that seemed a little mellow dramatic (as there was one scene in DMS) but over all and excellent film. I prefer Dead Mans Shoes to this but this is still definitaly worth a purchase.
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Old 10-15-2007, 10:14 PM   #15
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You know, I was expecting a "This is Sparta" parody.
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Old 10-21-2007, 10:23 AM   #16
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watch it now, its awesome
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Old 10-21-2007, 11:37 AM   #17
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I cried like a little bitch when I saw it.
Amazing movie.
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Old 10-21-2007, 01:02 PM   #18
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I've actually watched it twice...great movie. I liked how it (sort of) goes into how aspects of skinhead culture were based on elements of Jamaican ska and reggae music. Some trivia on the film I thought was interesting:

"Turgoose (main character) had never acted before, had been banned from his school play for bad behaviour, and demanded 5 to turn up for the film's auditions. [3] The film was dedicated to Turgoose's mother, Sharon, who died on December 29, 2005; before she had a chance to see the film."

Also...IFC is doing this new thing called IFC in Theaters. If you're cable company offers On Demand ( I have Comcast) you can watch indie flicks that are in the theaters for around $5 or $6. This is how I saw This is England without having to find a theater near me that was playing it.
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Old 11-14-2007, 09:15 PM   #19
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Saw this 2 weeks ago at my local independent theater. I enjoyed it a lot. 8/10.
Oddly enough, it's on netflix for free to watch.
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:55 PM   #20
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I will have to check this film out.
Another good one related to this topic is "the believer"
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