The Full Monty

1997

Action / Comedy / Drama / Music / Romance

62
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 95%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 79%
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 90203

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Director

Cast

Tom Wilkinson as Gerald
Mark Addy as David 'Dave'
Lesley Sharp as Jean
720p.BLU
751.36 MB
1280*720
English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 31 min
P/S 4 / 46

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by JCR-4 8 / 10

A bunch of losers make for a winning film

This is a great black comedy. A bunch of losers down at the job centre have no hopes of getting a job. As the film progresses, it picks up momentum as the big date approaches. Some great scenes of 80's Britain, the job centre, the clubs, the houses with paper-thin walls and low ceilings. You know what the finale is going to be, but it doesn't detract at all from the enjoyment of the film. It doesn't get political, as some other commenters have complained, but why should it? This is about the consequences of 80's Britain, not the causes. The characters are 100% believable, in their appearances and their behaviour. The fat one is the sort you see on a Saturday night in just about every city centre pub in England (and at the football matches too!). A pity some viewers from across the pond couldn't pick up the accents, that's not altogether surprising but consider that this film was probably not originally intended for worldwide distribution and if you had taken the accents away you'd have taken away also a lot of its charm.

PS: Sheffield, where the film was based, is actually quite a nice town in many areas.

Reviewed by areatw 7 / 10

Chuffin' great British humour

'The Full Monty' is a very funny 90s comedy with some classic British humour. It achieves most of its laughs through the hilarious dialogue and awkward friendship between the 6 main characters. The main two, played by Robert Carlyle and Mark Addy, are very funny together - a dumb but likable duo who can't seem to get anything right.

Despite the silly plot, this is a film with a big heart. It's easy to sympathise with the characters and their situation, especially Carlyle's character who just needs to make a quick buck so he can continue seeing his son. This is a very old-school comedy but it remains funny to this day. Anybody who likes British humour who hasn't seen 'The Full Monty' should definitely give it a watch.

Reviewed by Prismark10 7 / 10

You can keep your hat on

The Full Monty is a charming feel good comedy but with dark undertones. Sheffield might had been once a city on the move thanks to its steel industry but by the 1990s it was facing industrial ruin. The factories were closing.

Gary (Robert Carlyle) is unemployed and behind his child maintenance payments. With his best friend Dave (Mark Addy) he is reduced to stealing steel girders for spare cash.

When they stumble upon women lining up at a working men's club to see The Chippendales, they hit upon the idea of doing their own strip show but go fully naked.

They get a group of six together but they really cannot dance and some of them do not have the physique. Only Gerald (Tom Wilkinson) their former foreman has dance training and sets about teaching the rest the dance moves.

As time goes on the men bond as they deal with issues such as being in debt, without a job or relationship problems.

In some ways the film was inspired by The Boys from the Blackstuff without too much of the black comedy and grimness although it does have raw and rowdy humour.

Robert Carlyle does a good northern accent more chipper than Chippendale who is confident until the time to start the show comes. Mark Addy and Hugo Speer became well known faces after this film. Horse played by Paul Barber is good fun as the veteran disco dancer.

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