Once Upon a Time in the Midlands Movie Review 2002

Information and Film Reviews for Once Upon a Time in the Midlands the Movie

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Small-time criminal Jimmy (Carlyle) decides to take a second chance on romance in this fitfully engaging comedy. Jimmy sees ex-girlfriend Shirley (Henderson) on a TV chat show where she's just turned down the marriage proposal of her current beau Dek (Ifans). He decides to try to win Shirley back--and he needs to get out of town after literally being left holding the bag after a bungled robbery. Jimmy tries to insinuate himself into Shirley's good graces by making like a dad to their daughter Marlene (Atkins) and having several ineffectual showdowns with Dek. Then Jimmy's pissed-off cohorts come to town looking for their share of the loot and more trouble ensues.

Distribution

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 104 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Family Ties, Second Chance, Romantic Triangles, Great Britain
Screenplay
Shane Meadows, Paul Fraser
Cast
Robert Carlyle, Rhys Ifans, Shirley Henderson, Kathy Burke, Ricky Tomlinson, Finn Atkins
Cinematography
Brian Tufano
Director
Shane Meadows
Music
John Lunn
Other
Colin Nicolson, Paul Hamblin, Liz Gallacher, Trevor Waite, Peter Beston, Anthea Nelson, Robin Fraser-Paye, Crispian Sallis
Producer
Andrea Calderwood, FilmFour, Senator Film Entertainment, Slate Films, Big Arty, Sony Pictures Classics

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