The Helpless Help Each Other
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Not Rated | 91 min
An angry drunk man brutally kicks his dog after losing a bet, throws a brick thru a window of a proprietor he doesn’t like the jib cut of, and then tops off his unsympathetic screen introduction by roughing up a bunch of kids in a pool hall cause they’re annoying. NOW THIS IS HOW YOU START A MOVIE!!!
Can anyone save this man? Does he even want to be saved? Does he just want a pint of beer and to be left the f$%k alone? Don’t tell that to the God-loving woman who crosses his path (or did he cross hers??), who needs a bit of saving herself. You would too if your husband was an udder a$$hole. How so? He’s the kinda guy who comes home pissed drunk and… pisses on his Mrs while she sleeps. Is this a movie? You frakkin bet it is, and it could only come from the British Isles, the home of gritty sad sack people dramas that we juss can’t get enuff of!!! It’s true! May be our second mos flavorite genre besides future dystopian shazzle badazzles!!!
What a rousing written & directorial debut by actor Paddy Considine Tyrannosaur is be!!!!!!!!!! The material itself isn’t anything all that blindmowing (esp if you’ve seen a British movie that’s not a period piece or made by Guy Ritchie), but the performances he gets out of the angry man (Peter Mullan), damaged woman (Olivia Colman) and piece of sh#t spouse (Eddie Marsan) is a trifecta of mindblowing awesomeness. We already knew these three actors were the real deal, and if you see this film, you’ll be on board too. Colman in particular is a revelation. Known mostly for comedic work, she goes for broken by getting broken. Get this woman an Oscar nom, NOW
moral of the story: It is humanly possible to find sympathy for a man who inhumanly treats other people and dogs, cause sometimes we need people who kick ass to kick other problems to the curb. Also, the helpless may not be able to help themselves, but they can help other helpless people, so please, help yerself to this!!!!!
Saur Winners: czech out these thighly recommended movies including our 4 pals – Mullan in Boy A, Colman on Skins, Marsan in Happy Go Lucky, and Paddy in front of the camera in Dead Man’s Shoes
Verdictgo: performances alone make it Breast In Show
Tyrannosaur stomps its way into limited release on Friday
and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…