The Baker details
|Starring:||Kate Ashfield, Damien Lewis, Michael Gambon|
|Studio:||2 ENTERTAIN VIDEO|
|Run time:||1 hour 34 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
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More cake vicar?By a customer from Lincoln , 16 Mar 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]This is not a rom com, not a black comedy and certainly not a thriller. It's an out and out quirky British comedy. Hitman (Damien Lewis) tires of his life and seeks to get away from it all in a small Welsh village where, in an attempt to blend in, he becomes a baker. Unfortunately for him, local village half-wit, with a passion for blowing up sheep using home-made fertiliser bombs, stumbles upon Lewis' real 'identity' . This soon becomes known amongst the predominantly male occupants of the village who thinking he is merely undercover, seek his services to rid themselves of overbearing wives and annoying neighbours - well you would wouldn't you!
Lewis has an encounter early on with local vet (Kate Ashfield) which adds a bit of romance to proceedings - including passion frenzy involving a variety of cake making ingredients - beats whipping up a Victoria sponge!
This film has no pretensions about setting itself in any genre - it's just 90 mins of easy to watch, fun.
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Quirky and britishBy sarahdoodle (16 reviews) , 04 May 2013For a low budget independent movie, this is surprisingly funny! Its like the crazy people of the vicar of dibley meets johnny english.... if johnny english was an assasin.
Midsomer ChucklesBy a customer , 31 Jul 2012I'm somewhat surprised by the slightly luke warm reviews given to this film. It is a quirky, warm, gentle comedy, something that we do so well - if not often enough these days. Totally engaging, totally satisfying. And it was great to see actors who are too often 'bit players' being given room to excel. It's slightly idealized rural setting put me in mind of Midsomer Murders - but with a lot more laughs.
doh....nuts!By a customer from Shropshire , 18 Jan 2012Could only be British, an entertaining enjoyable romp - like the curates egg; did I say egg, watch out for the eggs - and the jam! Good performances put in by Lewis, Ashfield and Gambon.
Properly baked or half baked?By a customer , 11 Jan 2012I have to say I added this film to my list without realising it was a comedy.
So I was initially quite annoyed to discover it wasn't what I expected!
However, I soon came to realise that it was a real gem. Really funny, straight forward old fashioned and hugely entertaining.
It may not appeal to all, as there is no gaming derived imagery, it doesn't contain mountains of special effects or lots of moody shots or copious amounts of bad language.
Very well worth watching, not to be taken too seriously but refreshing and a good laugh.
The Baker - not quite fully bakedBy a customer from Coalville, Leics , 11 Dec 2010
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideI enjoyed this movie but not as much as I had hoped. The editing feels choppy which gave the movie a rushed feeling. Also, it meant there wasn't time to fully develop some of the characters or the plot i.e. Egg - why does he live in a caravan? Why do the sheep keep blowing up? Extending a few scenes would have really, really helped. On the plus side, the core of the plot is quite funny. Regarding the love scene - if you do get that far you'll never look at your kitchen in quite the same way again. As a first time effort I give it a B minus.