Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Shallow Grave (1994)

From Danny Boyle starring Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston and Kerry Fox they live in a flat together and they need another flat mate and this is when Keith Allan enters. When he dies and leaves a big bag of money this is when things start to change for the three friends. This is the first films from Danny Boyle and it really shows what he can do and it also shows what Ewan McGregor can achieve, the ending of the film is intense and really very clever.

While there is the tension in the film between the friends there is some great comedy especially at the start as they interview the potential flat mates. I think that this is an excellent example of British acting and film making from the early 90’s that coincided with Britpop and was the start of some excellent films that came from the British Film industry. The way the money comes into the lives of the students and the fact that it is enough to clear them for life and the fact that it is free and it shows you how you could react with these decisions and where it could lead.

This film is an excellently tension low budget film done right with good acting and good direction and is well worth the 8 out of 10 I give it. I think that if you have not seen this film then it is weel worth checking out.

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