Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Full Monty: Favourite Comedy Film 20

The Full Monty *****

It tells the story of six unemployed men, four of them steel workers, who decide to form a male striptease act (à la Chippendale dancers) in order to gather enough money to get somewhere else and for main character Gaz to be able to see his son. Despite being a comedy, the film also touches on serious subjects such as unemployment, fathers' rights, depression, impotence, working class culture and suicide. I rate this with Brassed Off with tackling serious issues of a lost generation.

Taking a sideways glance at 1990s masculinity he suggests that Gaz and his friends haven't just lost their jobs; they've also lost all sense of themselves as men.In the film's final moments they may not improve their career prospects, but they do regain their self-respect. And that, in any one's language, is worth getting your kecks off for

Police Inspector: So your daddy dances in front of you, does he?
Nathan: Only when he's rehearsing.

The best scene?

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