The Martins details
|Starring:||Lee Evans, Frank Finlay, Terri Dumont, Kathy Burke, Linda Bassett, Eric Byrne|
|Studio:||ICON HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||British Comedy, Cockneys and Zombies|
|Run time:||1 hour 23 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Surprisingly moving and very BritishBy Sarah from London, England , 04 Sep 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]The British love the underdog and few people know this as well as the comic Lee Evans. So first-time director Tony Grounds must have felt on sure ground when he cast Evans as a feckless dreamer living on benefits and for ever entering hopeless competitions. The kind of person, in fact, whom the National Lottery was devised to fleece...
Don't expect a laugh a minute but more a very moving, almost too sentimental story about a man's personal odyssey from a disturbed mental state akin to arrested childhood into true adulthood. Kathy Burke and Linda Bassett shine as Evans's long-suffering wife and awful, shrewish mum in law.
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Easily WatchableBy Captain1 (4 reviews) , 22 Aug 2013Excellent film which will make you laugh, cry and empathise all at the same time - both Evans and Burke turn in creditable performances both trying to make their way and survive the jungle of nightmare life and under achievement - never going to win Oscars but well worth a watch when what you see is what you get
good movieBy a customer , 04 Jul 2013its one of them sunday afternoon movies, nice n chilled. got some funny bits and u'll defoz wana watch till the end. liked it! :)
Keeps you hooked 'til the end.By pleatherface (25 reviews) , 01 Jun 2013Not usually a fan of Lee Evans but he did give a great performance here. Wouldn't exactly class this as 'comedy' but it is a great film. Excellent portrayal of contemporary social class issues. I recommend.
The MartinsBy TheBritCrits (1 review) , 29 May 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideFantastic movie! We loved the bit with the traffic warden, real good start to the movie! The idea of a 14-year old teenage girl being pregnant was a bit funny but a bit 'Whoa, Hold on there.' kinda moment. We think the moral of the story is that life can be bad at some times, but always have a happy ending. We think this is appropriate for over 15's as it has alot of strong language. Best drama-comedy watched!
We need more British films like this oneBy cracking (1 review) , 03 May 2013This film was excellent! the acting was so seamless, I didn't want it to end, I was hooked from the start till the end, Cathy Burke & Lee Evans were such a realistic couple, and the dialogue throughout the film was captivatingly true to Life, a 5 star performance