Haunted by the devastating events which took place 18 months previously, soul mates Lol and Woody both find themselves in self-imposed exile from each other and the gang. They say Christmas is a time for forgiving and for forgetting, a time of love and laughter and joy ever after, and with echoes of A Christmas Carol, Shane Meadows take us to places we never, thought we'd go. When all hope seems lost, what peace is there to be found? This is Christmas. This is England style.
Bleak brutal and brilliant
- This Is England '88 review by JD
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You rated this film: 4
Of the five or so plots that are intermixing through the 3 episodes on the disc there are brilliantly acted, searingly painful and utterly bleak moments interspersed with rubbish. The style is very deprived, spiteful urban the accents are generally Yorkshire and it is never comfortable. There are moments of greatness within this worth waiting for. Not an average film. The 18 rating is more for the disturbing adult themes rather than sex or violence of which there is virtually none.