Rita, Sue and Bob Too

Rita, Sue and Bob Too

Alan Clarke (1986)

18 Certificate


Our Score
Adapted by Andrea Dunbar from two of her controversial plays, this tale of an affair between a married man and two teenage girls caused a right old rumpus on its release. Although much of the shock value has been diluted by seeing so much of the same on our weekly soaps nowadays, this is still a film to make you squirm as you find yourself unable to decide who is being exploited, where the blame lies and how to respond to jokes that are uproariously funny despite their political incorrectness. Over 20 years on, the three characters still exist in abundance, and it is to the credit of Michelle Holmes, Siobhan Finneran and George Costigan that they pitch their performances so perfectly.


A bored married man decides the only way to get around his wife's indifferent attitude to sex is to have a fling with the teenage girls who babysit for them. However, it proves to be a risky manoeuvre, and his other half soon gets wind of the trio's liaisons through local gossip. Comedy, starring Siobhan Finneran, Michelle Holmes, George Costigan, Lesley Sharp and Willie Ross.

Cast & Crew

Rita Siobhan Finneran
Sue Michelle Holmes
Bob George Costigan
Michelle Lesley Sharp
Sue's father Willie Ross
Sue's mother Patti Nicholls
Aslam Kulvinder Ghir
Paddy Danny O'Dea
Rita's brother David Britton
Rita's brother Mark Crompton
Rita's brother Stuart Goodwin
Rita's brother Max Jackman
Rita's brother Andrew Krauz
Rita's brother Simon Waring
Rita's mother Maureen Long
Lawnmower Lil Joyce Pembroke
Director Alan Clarke
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Swearing, sex scenes and nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray