The Full Monty

  • 15
  • Peter Cattaneo (1997)
  • UK / US
  • 87 min
The Full Monty
Film Review
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5 out of 5

When the going gets tough, the tough get go-going, in director Peter Cattaneo's highly engaging, genuinely poignant and hilarious full-frontal comedy drama. Robert Carlyle plays a divorced father trying to maintain joint custody of his son, who forms a strip act along with a group of other unemployed Sheffield steelworkers. Well endowed with side-splitting laughter and brilliantly performed by the superb ensemble cast, this is about men's emotional shortcomings as much as their dirty dancing techniques, and is jam-packed with many wonderful moments - the would-be Chippendales of the North absent-mindedly gyrating to the radio in a dole queue is simply inspired.

Plot Summary

Comedy drama starring Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson and Mark Addy. Unemployed Sheffield steelworkers Gaz and Dave come up with a bold plan to restore their fortunes and capitalise on their assets - taking their clothes off for money. But just how far should they go to please the audience?

Cast and crew

Cast

Gaz
Robert Carlyle
Gerald
Tom Wilkinson
Dave
Mark Addy
Jean
Lesley Sharp
Mandy
Emily Woof
Lomper
Steve Huison
Horse
Paul Barber
Guy
Hugo Speer
Linda
Deirdre Costello
Reg
Bruce Jones
Nathan
William Snape

Crew

Director
Peter Cattaneo

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Guidance: 
Swearing and nudity.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 15
Categories
Comedy

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