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The Look Of Love - 8/5/2013 12:42:24 AM   
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Me and a few dirty macs - 8/5/2013 12:42:24 AM   
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Cinema seemed kind of empty, I guess chics didn't view this as a date movie to drag their guys to. Looks like I'm gonna be the only one reviewing it here. The two actresses, Anna Friel and whats-her-face show t&a for the millionth time in their careers, and the guy with the beard was funny being a coke-head. That's pretty much it, but not bad for shallow entertainment.

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RE: Me and a few dirty macs - 2/9/2013 4:56:21 PM   
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After Winterbottom and Coogan gave the Factory Records story a funny and interesting spin i had high hopes for this .

Well i was let down .

Coogan is good but the film feels rushed and im sure Raymonds story had more life and colour instead pack the film with comiedians a little drugs a little sex and come up with a film which is despite some nice turns a bit empty and fatally a little boring .

Would have been better as a documentary.
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RE: Me and a few dirty macs - 4/9/2013 9:13:32 AM   
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Steve Coogan stars as Paul Raymond, who in the 1970's and early 80's built up a porn industry, sorry, adult entertainment empire, that saw he become the richest man in Britain.

Coogan is inspired casting as Raymond, part Alan Partridge ("I'm friends with all The Beatles...except Yoko Ono!") whilst looking like his comic creation from the 90's Tony Ferrino. He is ably backed by a fine British cast, Anna Friel as his long suffering Wife Jean, Chris Addison as his business associate Tony Power (sporting a magnificent 70's hairdo and beard, think Eric Bloom of 70's rockers BOC) with some amusing cameos from amongst other David Walliams as a dodgy Vicar (what else) and Matt Lucas as a butch WW2 female Prison Guard (what else!)

Director Michael Winterbottom superbly recreates 1970's Britain and Raymond's seedy clubs and shows (like something Mel Brooks might parody) and backed by a fine soundtrack (including Cilla Black!) this is a fine return to form after his rather flat previous effort "The Trip" (loved the TV show, movie was a damp squib)

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