The Full Monty

The Full Monty
Review: Six unemployed steel workers from Sheffield get together and form a male striptease act.
Director: Peter Cattaneo
Actors: Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy, Paul Barber, Hugo Speer and Steve Huison
Year: 1997
Genre: Comedy, Drama and Musical
Conclusion: 4/5
Another great British Film. This film has aged quite well and is still worth watching. You could say that this has very similar points to the film Brassed Off,  (1996) as it is to do with the miners and also with it being set in the north of England. To help the actors with the stress of the final scene they were all allowed alcohol on the set. I have heard that they only had one shot of the last scene and that was it. They had to get it right first time. Danny Boyle was offered to direct this movie, but he turned it down because he wasn’t impressed with the story. At the Academy Awards in 1998 this won 1 Oscar and that was for Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score. At the Bafta Awards in 1998 this won 3 awards and they were for Best Film, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Robert Carlyle) and also Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Tom Wilkinson). This is one of Barry Norman’s Greatest British Films.

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