Tuesday, March 27, 2007


Fantasy, comedy, romance

Sean Biggerstaff: Ben Willis, gifted artist and stock clerk
Michelle Ryan: Ben’s girlfriend Suzy
Stuart Goodwin: Jenkins, the boss at Sainsbury's supermarket
Emilia Fox: Sharon, the checkout clerk
Michael Dixon: Barry, fellow employee
Shaun Evans: Ben’s long time friend Sean
Marc Pickering: wannabe kung fu master Brian

Just a quick glance at the poster and you can see why the movie is unconventional and controversial. It is also original and entertaining. Unlike most British productions the humour is not of the cerebral sort, but often funny nevertheless.

So far the movie has only been released in Quebec and the Régie du cinéma has given it their 13+ rating.

In Canada, theatrical movie ratings are a provincial responsibility and they use different rating systems and descriptors. When released in the rest of Canada later this year it will no doubt get their R rating (Restricted to persons 18 years of age or over) taking into account the visually explicit full frontal nudity. Perhaps the Quebec board missed that part?

Many companies have some type of loyalty reward program extended to shoppers either in the form of points that can be redeemed for something or sometimes a discount on the spot which is effectively getting cash back. These reward programs in Britain are referred to as Cashback.

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