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Year
1980
Runtime
95 min.
Director
Mike Leigh
Genre
Drama
Rating *
7.6
Votes *
312
Checks
135
Favs
12
Dislikes
1
Favs/checks
8.9% (1:11)
Favs/dislikes
12:1
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    nbats

    https://youtu.be/dEH3Z4gWAOA 2 years 3 months ago
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    Siskoid

    Mike Leigh's Grown-Ups is one of the most working class things he's ever done, and that's saying something. A tooth-grinding comedy that marks his first collaborations with Lesley Manville and Brenda Blethyn, who would both go on to great things (with and without Leigh). Manville is half of a young couple who move into a council house, next door to slightly higher class school teachers who nevertheless are as unhappy and tasteless as their lower-class neighbors. The pair get constant visits from Blethyn playing her older sister, a very needy character unable to cut the umbilical, taking things to extremes in a way that's both comical (and had me exploding with laughter) and tragic, especially as it's all heading for one of those Mike Leigh resolutions, i.e. a screaming match whose fallout will reorder the characters' lives (at least, somewhat... maybe they'll even start to act like grown-ups - but there is a distinction between "grown-up" and "adult"). 11 months 1 week ago
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