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The Full Monty
The year's most revealing comedy.
Sheffield, England. Gaz, a jobless steelworker in need of quick cash persuades his mates to bare it all in a one-night-only strip show.
Peter Cattaneo's The Full Monty came along at a time when the British film industry was experiencing a bit of a lull after the success of Four Weddings & A Funeral. A money-making phenomenon, it has the perfect mix of comedy and drama and appealed to all age groups despite some rather risque scenes and some colorful language.
The plot all boils down to the story of six men and their life of drudgery as unemployment and social hardship take their toll on the streets of the industrial City Of Sheffield. Featuring Robert Carlyle in the main role and starring the comedic talents of Tom Wilkinson, Paul Barber, and Mark Addy, this sees them hatch an idea to perform as strippers…
There is something about the British, who are often said to be "cold", that they are able to make a terrific comedy out of every situtation.
A woman learnin to drive? You have Happy Go-Lucky.
A zombie Rom-Com? Shaun of the Dead is for you.
Now we get 6 unemployed, Sheffield born brits who decide to make money by stripping. Not only stripping, but going the "Full Monty" (taking off all your cloths).
The Full Monty does not try to be overly sentimental. It does not try to preach, and does not try to inject sadness to pump up the story.
All the tension, the jokes and story come from the blokes trying to learn how to dance/strip, and their…
He's fat, you're thin, and you're both fucking ugly.
The gang in Magic Mike don't have anything on Gaz and the gang. All Channing Tatum and his guys have are bulging muscles and sex appeal while these boys are unemployed, obese, impotent, old, depressed and suicidal. There's even a ginger in there for good measure. It's not even a contest.
I've always been told this movie was good, but I'm not quite sure why I never got around to watching it before. It finds humor in the face of hardship and I'm a sucker for that kind of comedy. The cast is damn fantastic too with Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy and Tom Wilkinson easily being the standouts.
It tackles all these serious issues with an end game solution that is both ridiculous and perfect.
It's like watching the Monty Python troupe only instead of a bunch of British folks doing physical comedy, it's a bunch of British folks getting physical; stripping and what not. Ok, it's nothing like Monty Python, but it's still pretty fucking funny.
If you ever wanted to see Tom Wilkinson strip down to his bare ass, this is clearly the film for you.
Haven't seen this since 1997 and I enjoy the humour and the performances more these days. Gerald and his gnomes. Hot stuff in the job centre queue. Being able to enjoy the music, even the less than sainted Glitter.
I am still on the fence about the child angle with Robert Carlyle's custody battle, as it doesn't sit with the fun of the rest of it.
But, hey, guys, you can leave your hats on ;)
Makes Magic Mike look like a piece of dinosaur feces.
A simple heartfelt comedy. You can't hate it.
The Amazing story of post-depression solutions of British Tacherism and its impact on steel industries of Sheffield. A group of out-of-the-job metal lads trying to make a living in a most awkward way possible; They are going to stream tease for the women of their city as a band. It is amazingly brilliant, unflinchingly blunt, and surprisingly funny. It goes full monty to the politics.
Like a less attractive version of Magic Mike. Funny, but I dozed off a couple of times.
I think the final film, in Andrea's birthday presents, apart from 'The Notebook'. 'The Full Monty' is a film completely of not only it's time, but also it's audience. Everyone perseveres this most recent 'credit crash' as the only one in recent memory, but there are hard times in every county, in every year. We live in a constant rotation of supply and demand. In one year it will be labourers, another doctors, another teachers and another plumbers. The simple fact is, everybody experiences hardship at some point in their lives.
I first watched The Full Monty with my Mum, which I can tell you, was not only all kinds of wrong, but weird too. I got it in a…
Has everything a Heartwarming British Underdog Film™ should have.
The movie is great on many aspects.
It's really funny and well acted. The plot is simple, yet effectively executed. It tackles relatable issues like male insecurities, financial crisis and parenting struggles with both humor and dignity, which in my opinion, is one of the best things about this movie.
The characters are interesting, relatable, well developed and you truly get to care for them as the movie goes on. The dialogue is spot on, and the cast's on screen chemistry really enhances it.
The music is also a strong point throughout the movie, very fitting and entertaining, and the final scene is a proof of that.
In conclusion, this movie is really enjoyable and entertaining, the humor is pretty organic, the characters are awesome and the music is on point, really recommend it.
Rewatched this for the first time since it came out and it's still great.
Them red thongs doe
"You could always drown" "but I can't swim"
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