Join James, Miles, Davy and Bill on a raucous roadtrip with a serious purpose: giving James the time of his life - however little time that may be. Third Star wrestles with camping nightmares, surreal moments and rocking good times building up to an emotionally ravaging revelation.
Tedious, pretentious, fake, state-funded drama
- Third Star review by PV
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This film annoyed me massively. It claims to be a buddy story with a group of 4 guys, one dying with cancer, going on a final camping trip. That's unbelievable enough.
But what irks me is that the dialogue and interaction between the 4 30 year old men is totally fake - they are really speaking like women, not men. Maybe that's because this is stagey dialogue written for a state-funded film (BBC licence fee paid for it) by someone from the theatre and a female director.
The camerawork is dreadful - wobbly hand-held camerawork is awful. And no, it doesn't make things more real or present or 'in the now'. Save that for your media studies essay!
There is a truly unbelievable scene at some fair with people dressed in animal costumes - again, really jumping the shark in its lack of authenticity, and some silly supposedly symbolic angel with white feather wings.
This would have made a 3rd rate drama on Radio 4. That we the taxpayers of the UK have to pay for this drivel makes me so angry. Time to pull the plug on films like this. It is, in a word, rubbish.
Fans of Benidorn Bandersnatch might love it but I hate his face and smugness as an actor.
Avoid this dross. Plenty of great road trip films out there to watch rather than this unoriginal pretentious tosh.