Comes a Bright Day

Comes a Bright Day

Simon Aboud (2012)

15 Certificate


Our Score
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.


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 & Crew

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
Director Simon Aboud
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: SodaGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: DVDReleased on: 13 Jul 2012