The Full Monty

THE FULL MONTY (15)
D: Peter Cattaneo
Fox Searchlight/Redwave (Uberto Pasolini)
UK 🇬🇧 1997
90 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Simon Beaufoy
DP: John de Borman
Ed: Nick Moore & David Freeman
Mus: Anne Dudley
 

Robert Carlyle (Gary Schofield), Tom Wilkinson (Gerald Arthur Cooper), Mark Addy (Dave Horsefall), Paul Barber (Barrington 'Horse' Mitchell), Steve Huison (Lomper), Hugo Speer (Guy), Emily Woof (Mandy), Lesley Sharp (Jean Horsefall)
 
Classic British comedy about six unemployed Sheffield steelworkers who put together a strip act to rake in some cash. A very funny screenplay is made even greater by the performances of it's main cast members, all of whom play believable characters who you really want to root for, and while some of the references may be lost on American audiences, it caught a crest of a wave in it's native UK, where it coincided with a successful political campaign by the Labour Party and quite rightly ensured this film was the British event of the year.
If you don't crack a smile during the film's classic finale, then you quite simply do not possess a soul.
9/10
 
The Full Monty
The Full Monty