Rita, Sue and Bob Too
Directed by Alan Clarke • 1987 • United Kingdom
Starring Michelle Holmes, Siobhan Finneran, George Costigan
Andrea Dunbar adapted her own slice-of-life stage play for this rare foray into comedy from social-realist director Alan Clarke. Life in their drab Yorkshire city holds no surprises for working-class teenagers Rita (Siobhan Finneran) and Sue (Michelle Holmes). They regularly babysit for Bob (George Costigan) and Michelle (Lesley Sharp), a couple whose posh lifestyle offers a striking contrast to their own. Impressed by Bob’s flashy car and worldly ways, the girls are smooth-talked into a ménage à trois that reveals simultaneously amusing and cutting insights into sex, class, and the social fabric of Thatcher’s Britain.
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Directed by Clyde Bruckman • 1932 • United States
Starring Harold Lloyd, Constance Cummings, Kenneth Thomson
Clumsy Harold Hall (Harold Lloyd) is a young movie fan with a burning desire to be in pictures—but no real acting experience or ability. A mix-up in the casting office, however, brings hi...
Directed by Fred Newmeyer • 1921 • United States
Harold Lloyd plays a young man who is in love with a young woman, but he mistakenly believes she loves another. Despondent, he decides to commit suicide, but each attempt is unsuccessful.