This strange and quirky movie is about
a group of “slackers” whose lives are uninspiring, however they
still have the dreams and hopes of everyone else. It begins with a
young man riding in a taxi who speaks his thoughts on alternative
realities and that every cross-road you reach create another
reality, however unfortunately for us… we are stuck in the one
single reality. Once he arrives at his intended destination, he sees
a woman who has been involved in a hit and run incident. From their
the story changes as we continue following different characters as
each of their lives are irrevocably connected. The movie revolves
around the subculture of American slackers and questions the norms
and people of society which of course is quite relative to the
individual experiencing it which is the key behind this film.
Although director Linklater has been linked to Kevin Smith’s style
of work (Clerks and Mall Rats), Linklater’s vision for the film
slacker is father more subversive and realistic that he although he
makes references to pop culture, they are not as over the top as
Smith’s comedic tales. At the end of the day, Linklater questions
the viewer and opens up the choices that we make in our every day
lives and how our actions or inactions effect the very fabric of our
lives, proving that we are responsible for our destiny.his harsh story revolves around one of
the Britain’s most powerful crime families and was written and
directed by investigative report Donal MacIntyre that revolves
around the exploits of Dominic Noonan.
At 39 years of age, Noonan has spent 22
years in prison and does make for a formidable opponent. This story
is quite insightful as it gives you a better understanding of the
British sense of crime and how the life of Noonan led to him
becoming one of the UK’s most dangerous men.
Noonan even changed his name to Lattlay
Fottfoy which is an acronym for “Look after those that look after
you, F**k off those that f**k off you" and one cannot help but feel
some connection to this interesting individual who allegedly is now
on the straight and narrow as he runs his own security firm.
MacIntyre’s A Very British Gangster is
a truly insightful movie that almost has parallel links to
Australia’s Chopper Reid through the Noonan’s charisma and exploits.
Definitely one for lovers of real-world crime figures!
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