6 October 2011 | jack_zone
Gritty in your face black comedy thriller set before you-tube created.
This movie has some very good ideas that show you a movie can be created with basic hand-held camera's (non HD in this case). The movies first 30 Min's have to be some of the funniest Jackass style jokes ever. The comedy timing of our two stars Gary and Tom is spot on. However there jokes spiral way out of control and eventually a feud between Gary and Tom vs the school bullies all ends in tears.....(literally).
The movie is a rare low budget gem, which starts of over the top silly comedy but then turns quite dark and nasty.
Oh and beware the movie does not really have an ending, like the way other hand held camera movies do not have an ending i.e Blair Witch, Cloverfield (infact I think Cloverfield ripped off there ending). In this case I found the effect of suddenly stopping the film far more effective in this case.
By the time the movie had finished in did so in a way that left me feel a little shocked but not full on depressed like the movie Eden Lake.
One of the best lines from the movie is when one of the stars asks there teacher "how many times, does 27 go in to 18?".
Being from the area it was filmed I had to buy it and was quite happy with how good this movie was. Plus features the comedian Kevin Bishop after his Muppet Treasure Island days but about 10 years before his big break TV comedy series The Kevin Bishop Show. In fact during the start of the movie I actually wondered if he was such a knob head as his Kev character version. Oh thats right all the actors play characters with there real first names in either nick name short versions or the full first name.