Comes a Bright Day

  • 15
  • Simon Aboud (2012)
  • UK
  • 87 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Commercials director Simon Aboud gets off to a patchy start in features with this ambitious but flawed heist-cum-love story. The conceit about London hotel porter Craig Roberts (Submarine) pretending to be grander than he is to impress jewellery shop assistant Imogen Poots is nicely done. But, from the moment that thieves Kevin McKidd and Josef Altin take Roberts, Poots and her boss, Timothy Spall, hostage during a bungled raid, Aboud struggles to cope with the shifts in tone between coy romance and gun-toting thriller. As one might expect of an ads veteran, the visuals are admirable. But Aboud proves less adept in handling action sequences like the street shoot-out, and he singularly fails to prevent McKidd from gnawing on the scenery. Yet, even though much of the dialogue is overwritten, Roberts and Poots make a quaint couple, while Spall is typically engaging.

Plot Summary

A shy bellboy falls in love at first sight with a customer in his friend's cafe, and follows her back to the jewellery shop where she works to ask her out. Before he can approach her, two masked armed robbers take over the store, and they are both held hostage. Romantic crime thriller, with Craig Roberts, Imogen Poots, Timothy Spall and Kevin McKidd.

Cast and crew

Cast

Sam Smith
Craig Roberts
Mary Bright
Imogen Poots
Cameron
Kevin McKidd
Charlie
Timothy Spall
Clegg
Josef Altin
Elliot
Anthony Welsh
Mr Sullivan
Ben Cura
Mr Morgan
Geoff Bell

Crew

Director
Simon Aboud

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Soda
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing.
Available on DVD
Released 13 Jul 2012
Certificate 15
Distributor:
Sony DADC UK Limited
Categories
Drama

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