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This post was published more than 14 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 14 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 14 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
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Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

This was one of the worst films I’ve ever seen. So this really isn’t a very positive review. The comedy wasn’t funny, most of the acting was terrible (save for Penelope Wilton and and Lucy Davis, who played relatively small parts), the horror wasn’t horrific, and the storyline was generally poop. Even the ‘subtle’ background stuff wasn’t subtle – or funny. The film was so bad that I felt I was battling to keep myself from switching it off, just in case the ‘good’ bit was coming up.

I usually like typically ‘British’ comedies, that most of the country fails to understand. This, though, I did not like. It was just bad. A complete waste of ninety minutes of my life (and, even for a film as short as it was, it didn’t seem to have enough plot to sustain interest).

This isn’t a film that’s worth watching, and much less a DVD that’s worth buying. It’s absolutely terrible.

This 342nd post was filed under: Reviews.

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Comment from penelope


by penelope

Comment posted at 21:24 on 23rd August 2006.

I thaught this film was great , it’s really funny and Ithaught Simon played shaun very well . Iwas also pleased to see Jessica sneaked in there as well .


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