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    Unique ID Code: 0000052437
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    Added on: 21/8/2003 12:54
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    All Or Nothing (US)

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    Features some of Mike Leigh`s most brilliantly observed characters to date
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 128 mins
    Retail Price: $24.99
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    Taking place over the course of a weekend and set amongst the run-down surroundings of a south London housing estate, Mike Leigh`s All Or Nothing paints a vivid portrait of the lives of taxi driver Phil (Timothy Spall), his dysfunctional family and a selection of their neighbours. Phil`s partner Penny (Lesley Manville) works as a supermarket checkout girl and is the mother of their two grossly overweight children, Rachel (Alison Garland), a cleaner in a home for the elderly, and unemployed Rory (James Corden), who spends most of his time on the couch watching the TV.

    When an unexpected tragedy occurs, it sets all those involved on an emotional journey that will change their lives forever. Nominated for the Palme d`Or at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival, All Or Nothing is a darkly comic film, full of sharp one-liners and features some of Leigh`s most brilliantly observed characters to date.

    Special Features:

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Mike Leigh

    Written By:

    Timothy Spall
    Lesley Manville
    Alison Garland
    James Corden
    Ruth Sheen

    Casting By:
    Nina Gold

    Soundtrack By:
    Andrew Dickson
    Richard Leigh

    Director of Photography:
    Dick Pope

    Lesley Walker

    Costume Designer:
    Jacqueline Durran

    Production Designer:
    Eve Stewart

    Simon Channing-Williams
    Georgina Lowe

    Executive Producer:
    Pierre Edelman
    Alain Sarde

    Your Opinions and Comments

    6 / 10
    Take a low-class typical family, take their neighbors, add in some other flat characters, stir it well, and there you go - All Or Nothing.
    No, no excuses can be made this time. There`s no style nor class in this so-called movie. The plot is literally non-existent. The characters are all flat and lifeless and the only thing that keeps the movie going is the constant usage of dirty words.
    The video transfer is ok. There are no compression signs to be seen and the framing seems accurate.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is flat. The surrounds are barely used, but that`s acceptable for this kind of a movie.
    The menus are still and silent.
    The disc offers no extras at all.
    Bottom line - a truly boring movie with no plot whatsoever and a bare disc to match. All or nothing? Nothing for me, thanks.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 26/8/2003 01:50