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    I love films that get across the bleak "feeling" of being at the bottom of the pile in Britian. That surely is a challenge - to do that & still entertain.

    Therefore, Ken Loach is a bit of a favourite of mine, & the bitter comedy of Riff Raff hits the spot 100% (with "Raining Stones" not far behind).



    It has some top British names; Robert Carlyle, Ricky Tomlinson, etc.

    It starts by painting a dismal picture, has many sad moments & a truly wretched ending, supposing that there is simply no point trying, because you just can't win.

    All that said, there are some truly hilarious moments in there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isolator42
    I love films that get across the bleak "feeling" of being at the bottom of the pile in Britian. That surely is a challenge - to do that & still entertain.

    Therefore, Ken Loach is a bit of a favourite of mine, & the bitter comedy of Riff Raff hits the spot 100% (with "Raining Stones" not far behind).



    It has some top British names; Robert Carlyle, Ricky Tomlinson, etc.

    It starts by painting a dismal picture, has many sad moments & a truly wretched ending, supposing that there is simply no point trying, because you just can't win.

    All that said, there are some truly hilarious moments in there too.
    I saw this when it first came out in the US............. with sub-titles, presumably so the American audience could understand the dialects.

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