; 400x60

click here to see our uploads list
click for new
Film Reviews, Festivale movie section, a reel life
click here for current front page

Festivale Winter 1997

Twin Town brings you down

Poster, Twin Town, Festivale movie review

Ever wondered about those Yes Minister comments where they threaten civil servants with the vehicle licensing bureau in Swansea? THIS is the substance of the threat.

Sometimes certain people, or certain groups, say things, or do things, that completely and totally boggle my tiny mind. I fantasize fondly of a life without that type of thinking, that type of person. But we can't go around knocking people off because they hurt the logic centres of our brains (or the moral centres for that matter).

After 20 minutes, maybe 30, I truly suspected that the mad villains in B movies who want to destroy the Earth to make way for something better were onto a good thought there. Frankly, if a nuclear bomb would end the lives of the obnoxious, self-absorbed, stupid, self-centred, egotistical, foul-mouthed, foully-behaved s--t-heads who are (I presume from the 'glorious' ending) the heros of this film, then nuke away!

The family is poor, they are under-educated, but they don't make an effort, so any bleeding-heart over-zealous social worker who wants to claim that they are victims can frankly go for a swim without lessons. Somewhere deep. With sharks. Give me a break. I started out in something close to a two-room shack and I have never snorted glue, pissed on a crowd or stolen a car.

And if that isn't enough -- 65% of the dialogue of this film is the word f*ck, 15% of it is in Welsh, and the rest is incomphrehensible. Expect to understand about 100 words of dialogue if you're lucky.

Or if you're really lucky -- you'll miss it.

Ali Kayn

Enter movie, TV show, or person
Provided by Internet Movie Database.
Just the facts:

Title: Twin Towns (1997)
Written by: Kevin Allen & Paul Durden
Directed by: Kevin Allen
Produced by: Andrew MacDonald & Danny Boyle, Peter McAleese
Edited by: Oral Norrie Ottey
Director of Photography: John Mathieson
Polygram Filmed entertainment

The Players: Dougray Scott; Dorien Thomas, Sue Roderick, Rhys Ifans, Llyr Evans
For session times of current films, use the cinema listings on the Movie links page. For scheduled release dates, see the coming attractions section.
Reader comments
The film was targeted at the intellectually superior British/European audience, not for morons.

Lloyd Amsdon, lloyd@amsdon.freeserve.co.uk

Bookmark and Share

Like us on facebook

A Reel Life, the Festivale film sectionMovie Reviews IndexClick here to go to our links to movie sitesContact us at Festivale
Movie images, sounds, and video clips are solely owned by their respective companies.
No other uses are permitted without the prior written consent of owner.
Use of the material in violation of the foregoing may result in civil and/or criminal penalties.


Festivale Online Magazine
Celebrate everything!

ISSN 1328-8008
Published in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
disclaimers | contact the editor | Festivale revision history

: Published in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia : copyright © Festivale 2009 All rights reserved
Filed: 1-Jul-1997 : Last updated: Aug-1999
: Last tested: 3-Jul-2014: Last Compiled: 3-Jul-2014
Entire site refreshed: Dec 2008-Feb 2009 | Site URL transferred: Jan 2005 (previously www.festivale.webcentral.com.au)

Report a bug

upcoming movie releasesIndex of movie reviewscontents of current issueA Reel Life movie section