Gerry and Sewell are broke. Gerry's still at school and Sewell is unemployed/ They botyh wish for better things in life. Owning two season tickets to their beloved football club is their biggest dream of all. The tickets cost £1000 - they're £1000 short. But they are nothing if not resourceful, and they set themselves a mission to raise the cash. While they think up increasingly outlandish money making schemes - from selling junk to shoplifting and the odd bit of housebreaking - real life begins to interfere with the pair's final scam going hilariously awry landing them in jail, only to discover that their punishment gets them exactly where they want to be!
One of my favourite British films to date. Written and directed by Mark Herman (who later went on to direct The Boy in the Striped Pajamas) the film is well paced with a fresh sense of humour. Despite being a social drama, it avoids the cliches and common narratives that we are ever so used to and brings something new to the table. Without a doubt, one of the most underrated British films of that decade.