interMission

  • 18
  • John Crowley (2003)
  • Ire / UK / US
  • 101 min
interMission
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

For all its crudity and violence, this edgy slice-of-life tale remains compulsively addictive. Part grimy ensemble drama, part bruise-black comedy, it follows a group of interlinking characters doing whatever it takes to stay buoyant in a crime-ridden area of Dublin. At the centre of events is John (28 Days Later ...star Cillian Murphy), a supermarket shelf-stacker who plots revenge after ex-girlfriend Deirdre (Kelly Macdonald) shacks up with a middle-aged bank manager. While the protagonists aren't likeable, they're certainly absorbing, from a moustached Shirley Henderson to Colin Farrell's trigger-happy rogue. But be warned, their nasty, foul-mouthed antics won't be to everyone's taste, even though it's the strong humour that ultimately leaves the deepest impression.

Plot Summary

Crime comedy drama starring Cillian Murphy, Kelly Macdonald, Shirley Henderson and Colin Farrell. On Dublin's mean streets, a group of interlinking characters struggle to stay in control of their lives. At the centre of events, supermarket shelf-stacker John (Murphy) and his trigger-happy pal Lehiff (Farrell) come up with a criminal plan that will enable John to get even with the bank manager who stole his girlfriend.

Cast and crew

Cast

Lehiff
Colin Farrell (2)
Sally
Shirley Henderson
Deirdre
Kelly Macdonald
Det Jerry Lynch
Colm Meaney
John
Cillian Murphy
Maura
Ger Ryan
Mick
Brian F O'Byrne
Sam
Michael McElhatton
Noeleen
Deirdre O'Kane
Oscar
David Wilmot

Crew

Director
John Crowley

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Buena Vista
Guidance: 
Violence and swearing.
Available on video and DVD
Released 28 Nov 2003
Certificate 18
Distributor:
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Categories
Comedy

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