Cut Sleeve Boys details
|Starring:||James Bridgeman, Gerard Canning, Stephen Carlill, Ian Campbell, John 'Ebon-knee' Campbell|
Cut Sleeve Boys
|Run time:||1 hour 26 minutes|
|Rental release:||14 May 2007|
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Not great, but not wholly without ideasBy Rehan (128 reviews) from London , 18 Sep 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]I started watching this film and thought I'd made a HUGE mistake: as others have pointed out, the dubbing is terrible (a second or two out a lot of the time), and the clichés come thick and fast.
But are they clichés or is it the way people are, or even the way people feel they need to be?
Having said this, much of the acting was not so much wooden but MDF [I've said that before but I think it's good so I'll say it again]; and so were many of the concepts. But, odd though it may seem at a casual viewing, there are some pertinent observations about being a minority-within-a-minority and the strains of being not only an ethnic minority but a sexual one as well.
Many of the points were laboured and clumsy, but unless you're in a very sour mood it's moderately engaging.
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no thanksBy Thegaycritic (125 reviews) , 13 Oct 2013Just amateurish. Really didn't get this one at all. Nothing to recommend it on. I'd suggest a nice long walk instead.
utter drivelBy trevor (17 reviews) from Northwich , 21 Mar 2013why did I waste 20 minutes of my life on this before realising it was utter drivel? don't bother with it
Not too bad for a gay filmBy Mrcleeds (61 reviews) from Leeds , 21 Jan 2013For a gay film, cheaply made, it was in parts quite funny and the story was interesting. However, I fail to see why this film was an 18 certificate. For once, we were not presented with male nudity at all and no sexual violation. So I would have happily awarded this a 15 at the most. Seems strange that male nudity and violence towards men is acceptable in a soap like Eastenders yet this quite charming yet innocent story is wrongly rated. I would recommend it for its high standards. As for sterotyping. gays ARE stereotypes. Ever heard of clones??
An interesting take on a Gay ClicheBy icewarrior67 (7 reviews) from Lewisham , 11 May 2012I actually thought Cut Sleeve Boys was alright. The acting was much better than many other Gay films I've seen. Ok no one here is going to be the next Laurence Oliver, but I thought the characters of Mel and Ash were very interesting and very well played, and if you can cope with the acting standard in Eastenders then you won't have any problem here (this is better - ish).
Yes there are cliches - Mel the fashion, beauty, party animal gay s***. But how can you not make a gay film without resorting to gay cliches and teh guy who plays him just a very good job. Although his journey to discovering love is a little unbelieveable - at least he and the very cute welsh guy didn't run off into the sunset. That would have been a cliche.
I don't reallyhave much exposure to the drag scene in London. I have my own prejudices there, but the character of Ash was interesting and the fact they these were two english/chinese gay guys at least said something different.
I enjoyed the film alot and would have liked to have learnt how these characters lives went - and that I think is the mark of a good drama. Cliches - yes, but not dull.
Naff camp film, It really is that bad, avoid itBy a customer , 25 Feb 2012Camp Chinese men, badly over acting in dodgey scripted film that would have been fine in1972 if you want to see sterotypical gay men of that period. At times it felt like the film was dubbed as the words were out of sync. Has to be one of the worst films out there.