Ratings

MetaCritic Rating 84%
TMDB Rating 7.6
IMDB Rating 7.6
RottenTomatoes Rating 100%

Financials

Revenue: $1,192,322

Budget: $0

Profit: + $1,192,322


Movie Details

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Status: Released

Average Rating: 8

Release Date: Sep 24, 1988

Rating: PG

Run Time: 1h 48m

Original Language: English

Website: -

Production Countries: United Kingdom

Production Companies: British Screen Productions , Channel Four Films


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Synopsis

Slice-of-life look at a sweet working-class couple in London, Shirley and Cyril, his mother, who's aging quickly and becoming forgetful, mum's ghastly upper-middle-class neighbors, and Cyril's pretentious sister and philandering husband. Shirley wants a baby, but Cyril, who reads Marx and wants the world to be perfect, is reluctant. Cyril's mum locks herself out and must ask her snooty neighbors for help. Then Cyril's sister Valerie stages a surprise party for mum's 70th birthday, a disaster from start to finish. Shirley holds things together, and she and Cyril may put aside her Dutch cap after all.


Main Cast

Phil Davis

Phil Davis

Cyril Bender

Age : 66 | Popularity : 5%

Ruth Sheen

Ruth Sheen

Shirley

Age : 68 | Popularity : 9%

Edna Doré

Edna Doré

Mrs. Bender

Age : 92 | Popularity : 3%

Philip Jackson

Philip Jackson

Martin Burke

Age : 71 | Popularity : 4%

Heather Tobias

Heather Tobias

Valerie

Age : 67 | Popularity : 3%

Lesley Manville

Lesley Manville

Laetitia Boothe-Brain

Age : 64 | Popularity : 10%

David Bamber

David Bamber

Rupert Boothe-Braine

Age : 65 | Popularity : 13%

Jason Watkins

Jason Watkins

Wayne

Age : 53 | Popularity : 8%


Crew

Department Role Name
Crew Cinematography
Roger Pratt
Roger Pratt
Costume & Make-Up Costume Design
Lindy Hemming
Lindy Hemming
Makeup Artist
Morag Ross
Morag Ross
Editing Editor
Jon Gregory
Jon Gregory
Production Producer
Simon Channing Williams
Simon Channing Williams
Victor Glynn
Victor Glynn
Directing Director
Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
Writing Writer
Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
Sound Music
Andrew Dickson
Andrew Dickson
Art Production Design
Diana Charnley
Diana Charnley
Department Role Name

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