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All or Nothing Movie Review Summary

Actors: Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Alison Garland, Ruth Sheen,

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ALL OR NOTHING is a movie written and directed by Mike Leigh in 2002. This film earned two nominations for the European Film Awards and was nominated for the Golden Palm at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.

ALL OR NOTHING depicts a slice in the life of three British families living in the same working-class housing estate. First, there's Phil's family. Phil is a kind of philosophical cab driver but, luckily for him, his wife Penny is more pragmatic. They have two obese children still living at home, Rachel and their son Rory who'll suffer from an heart attack. This tragic event will bring the family closer together.

On the same floor lives Ron with his alcoholic wife Maureen. Their daughter despises them and is chasing the guys of the neighborhood.

At least, there is Carol, an unmarried woman who had to raise alone her daughter CÚcile. CÚcile will get pregnant and experience the same problems her mother had 18 years earlier.




The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   Unprepared for birthing/child rearing Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   British Woman/class/friends story?    -   story of lower class Druggie/drunk problems?    -   alcohol Brain/Body not working?    -   physical disability

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   licking    -   seeing breasts Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language

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