Ratings

MetaCritic Rating 88%
TMDB Rating 7
IMDB Rating 7.5
RottenTomatoes Rating 100%

Financials

Revenue: $1,500,000

Budget: $0

Profit: + $1,500,000


Movie Details

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Status: Released

Average Rating: 7

Release Date: Nov 15, 1990

Rating: R

Run Time: 1h 43m

Original Language: English

Website: -

Production Countries: United Kingdom

Production Companies: Film Four International , Thin Man Films


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Synopsis

Just north of London live Wendy, Andy, and their twenty-something twins, Natalie and Nicola. Wendy clerks in a shop, leads aerobics at a primary school, jokes like a vaudevillian, agrees to waitress at a friend's new restaurant and dotes on Andy, a cook who forever puts off home remodeling projects, and with a drunken friend, buys a broken down lunch wagon. Natalie, with short neat hair and a snappy, droll manner, is a plumber; she has a holiday planned in America, but little else. Last is Nicola, odd man out: a snarl, big glasses, cigarette, mussed hair, jittery fingers, bulimic, jobless, and unhappy. How they interact and play out family conflict and love is the film's subject.


Main Cast

Alison Steadman

Alison Steadman

Wendy

Age : 76 | Popularity : 11%

Jim Broadbent

Jim Broadbent

Andy

Age : 73 | Popularity : 40%

Timothy Spall

Timothy Spall

Aubrey

Age : 65 | Popularity : 13%

Claire Skinner

Claire Skinner

Natalie

Age : 58 | Popularity : 16%

Jane Horrocks

Jane Horrocks

Nicola

Age : 58 | Popularity : 6%

David Thewlis

David Thewlis

Nicola's Lover

Age : 59 | Popularity : 42%

Moya Brady

Moya Brady

Paula

Age : 60 | Popularity : 14%

Stephen Rea

Stephen Rea

Patsy

Age : 76 | Popularity : 17%


Crew

Department Role Name
Sound Music
Rachel Portman
Rachel Portman
Julian Wastall
Julian Wastall
Sound Editor
Sue Baker
Sue Baker
Foley Editor
Julian Rodd
Julian Rodd
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Peter Maxwell
Peter Maxwell
Sound Recordist
Malcolm Hirst
Malcolm Hirst
Conductor
David Snell
David Snell
Sound Engineer
Dick Lewzey
Dick Lewzey
Boom Operator
Andrew Morris
Andrew Morris
Assistant Sound Editor
Penny Woolley
Penny Woolley
Art Graphic Designer
Eve Stewart
Eve Stewart
Construction Buyer
Trisha Edwards
Trisha Edwards
Art Direction
Sophie Becher
Sophie Becher
Property Master
David Balfour
David Balfour
Construction Manager
Ken Marples
Ken Marples
Production Design
Alison Chitty
Alison Chitty
Title Designer
Chris Allies
Chris Allies
Dressing Prop
Piero Jamieson
Piero Jamieson
Standby Property Master
Pat Harkins
Pat Harkins
Steve Wheeler
Steve Wheeler
Art Department Assistant
Deborah Wilson
Deborah Wilson
Standby Painter
Bob Starrett
Bob Starrett
Standby Carpenter
Kevin Hoar
Kevin Hoar
Directing Third Assistant Director
David Gilchrist
David Gilchrist
Director
Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
Second Assistant Director
Simon Moseley
Simon Moseley
Script Supervisor
Heather Storr
Heather Storr
First Assistant Director
Gus Maclean
Gus Maclean
Assistant Director
Hedda Moore
Hedda Moore
Costume & Make-Up Costume Design
Lindy Hemming
Lindy Hemming
Makeup & Hair
Christine Blundell
Christine Blundell
Carolyne Walsh
Carolyne Walsh
Assistant Costume Designer
Debbie Scott
Debbie Scott
Wardrobe Supervisor
Anthony Black
Anthony Black
Editing Editor
Jon Gregory
Jon Gregory
Assistant Editor
Jackie Vance
Jackie Vance
First Assistant Editor
Stephen Evans
Stephen Evans
Production Producer
Simon Channing Williams
Simon Channing Williams
Production Supervisor
Lorraine Goodman
Lorraine Goodman
Casting Director
Sue Whatmough
Sue Whatmough
Production Coordinator
Deborah Harding
Deborah Harding
Production Trainee
Jaya Bishop
Jaya Bishop
Fiona Walsh
Fiona Walsh
Production Runner
James Bloom
James Bloom
Nicholas Shaw
Nicholas Shaw
Location Manager
Peter Tullo
Peter Tullo
Production Accountant
William Tyler
William Tyler
Producer's Assistant
Lynne Cruddas
Lynne Cruddas
Assistant Accountant
Juanita Parker
Juanita Parker
Camera Director of Photography
Dick Pope
Dick Pope
Camera Operator
Dick Pope
Dick Pope
Still Photographer
Simon Mein
Simon Mein
Clapper Loader
Lucy Bristow
Lucy Bristow
Grip
Jay Williams
Jay Williams
Focus Puller
Gary Turnbull
Gary Turnbull
Additional Still Photographer
Jon Gardey
Jon Gardey
Writing Writer
Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
Lighting Electrician
Dave Owen
Dave Owen
Best Boy Electrician
Martin Duncan
Martin Duncan
Standby Rigger
Bill Howe
Bill Howe
Gaffer
John Parsons
John Parsons
Crew Stunt Coordinator
Peter Brayham
Peter Brayham
Driver
Phil Allchin
Phil Allchin
Generator Operator
Lenny O'Brien
Lenny O'Brien
Additional Script Supervisor
Joan Atkinson
Joan Atkinson
Technical Advisor
Sandy Garfield
Sandy Garfield
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