That Sinking Feeling (1979)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Crime


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Ronnie, Wal, Andy and Vic are four bored, unemployed teens in dreary, rainy Glasgow. Ronnie comes up with a great idea. He has noticed that stainless steel sinks are worth a lot of money ... See full summary »


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6 August 2015 | FilmCriticLalitRao
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| Scottish director Bill Forsyth describes the travails of Glasgow's impoverished youth.
No genuine film aficionado has remained ignorant about one of British cinema's best films "Local Hero". It was one of the few films which spoke about a man's true calling in an absurd world where commercial interests had to be accorded priority over family as well as personal interests. It was a véritable plaidoyer for a common man's desire to preserve nature at all costs. Although "That sinking feeling" does not have too much of a common "environmental concern" with "Local Hero", it continues to give immense popularity to its Scottish director Bill Forsyth. He was just 33 years old when he made his début as a film director to speak about worthless lives of some Glasgow city's youngsters. Plenty of laughter is guaranteed in this film as some wacky, young boys devise ingenuous plans to carry out one of the most unusual heists in the history of cinema. It is important to note that "That Sinking Feeling" is set in Bill's hometown Glasgow, a city which has changed a lot in last three decades. If there is somebody who gave a new meaning to 'Kitchen sink comedy' in English cinema then Bill Forsyth's name needs to be remembered. Lastly, some sequences with Scottish accents might be viewed by some viewers as a minor constraint but intelligent viewers would not allow themselves to be disappointed by choosing to watch it with English subtitles.

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