Blow meets Snatch in the 80s
The business is a refreshing break from the all too familiar
conventions of the British crime flick. Nick Love directs this loss
of innocence tale set against the backdrop of cockney crims running
amok in Spain during the early 80s.
The plot follows Frankie (Danny
who fleeing from the law in East London ends up under the wing of
charismatic drug dealer, Charlie "the playboy" (Tamer Hassan) and
the inevitable rise and fall of their empire amidst two key
obstacles: Charlie's rivalry with his sadistic school-mate Sammie
(Geoff Bell) and Frankie's attraction to Sammie's femfatal
girlfriend, Carly (Georgina Chapman).
Love’s loose direction is a welcome change from the tight, quick
cuts of Guy Ritchie, et all; we are allowed to breath. The looseness
also disconnects the audience from the narrator somewhat, you
observe Frankie's downward spiral rather than engage or sympathise.
While its soundtrack is a great selection of 80s pop, at times it
becomes too prominent a feature. Dialogue occasional lost amongst
the far too drawn out musical interludes.
its core The Business is a coming of age tale of Scarface fans.
Although it brings nothing new to the table plot wise it is an
gratifying experience if you like double crossing crime flicks.