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- 97 min.
- Stephen Frears
- Drama, Romance, Comedy
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- 4.5% (1:22)
ZeltaebarTotal Film magazine had this as their number 4 movie of 1985 ahead of movies such as Withness, Pale Rider, The Breakfast Club and Re-Amimator. The acting is superb, but there is nothing special about the plot and there are no surprises. The worst thing is the lack of logic in the actions performed by the characters.For instance when Omar and Johnny decides to have sex in a central room in the middle of the shops new opening, with a huge crowd outside waiting to get in and with several visitors expected (and the door is bloody open!). Another example is when Omar decides to steal from a drug-smuggler right under his nose. In any other movie he would have been beaten to a pulp or at least confronted in some way, especially after he uses all the money to shine up the shop. I could have bought it if he were stupid, but evidently he is some kind of business whiz if you look at how well the operation is running. And the way he threats his lover and friend, obviously abuses him to do his dirty work and even tells it to his face.... That didn't seem believble to me.10 years 8 months ago
Alex RogueOh my. Young, horny, angsty and gay Daniel Day Lewis - enough said. This movie is just a complete, sweet mess. 7 years 10 months ago
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In 7 official lists
This movie ranks #7 in BFI Flare's The Best LGBTQ+ Films of All Time
BFI Flare's The Best LGB…7
This movie ranks #48 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest F…48
This movie ranks #50 in BFI's Top 100 British Films
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This movie ranks #400 in Mark Cousins's The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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This movie ranks #582 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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This movie ranks #608 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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This movie ranks #925 in The Criterion Collection
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