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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 ;)
Unemployed and broke, Gaz needs to find a way to pay child support so his ex-wife will let him see his son. Gaz cooks up a scheme with some other out-of-work and down-on-their-luck guys to raise money by stripping. Untalented and very average-looking, these guys make for an unlikely Chippendale troop. This movie has funny writing and the movie knows what it is and it shows it off.
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"
Awww, look at them, they're adorable! ^_^
This is one my mum's favourite movies so I thought I best give it a watch. I didn't expect it to be so utterly charming and heartfelt whilst also showing a nuanced look at a post-Thatcher Northern England. The Full Monty is an absolute blast of genuine goodwill and likeable characters. Makes me proud to be a Yorkshire lad.
wouldn't ever change this for magic mike but this was entertaining sure
A true classic. Robert Carlyle was amazing
Successfully adheres to the heart-warming, spirit-raising narrative of the not-so-similar but not-so-different band of brothers uniting to make a difference to their lives. Hardly original in that respect, but so uniquely humane and hilarious that it effortlessly, easily endures.
Uniquely charming, honest and funny with a script that is takes pride in it's flawed protagonists - The Full Monty has aged well.
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