Great football film that doesnt involve football!
The Damned United review
3rd June 2012
I dont mind football, but I doubt I could watch a movie containing lot of it, which is probably why I enjoyed The Damned United. It charts Brian Cloughs ill-fated move from Derby to Leeds where he comes uncharacteristically unstuck in his managerial attempts.
Martin Sheen is (as always) brilliant at playing the self appointed greatest manager in England and hes backed up by the equally excellent Timothy Spall and Jim Broadbent.
You dont have to love, or even know much about, football to like this film. Its about someone who isnt quite as clever as he thinks he is. Therefore you cant help but take a little bit of evil delight in his fall from grace. However, although Clough isnt always the genius he believes himself to be, hes never far from it. So, even when hes down, you know he wont be there for long.
Good British drama very entertaining.