Sheffield, England. Once a bright community “on the move”, the city has fallen into ruin after the steel factories closed and thousands of men lost their jobs. Gary “Gaz” is a former worker and about to lose his son because he can’t pay for joint custody.
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Gummy social conscience within a Loachian locale if somewhat less earnest in tone but with an almost enervating false optimism (at least of the longer term if not the moment, but such is life I suppose). It achieves it's limited aims with decent-hearted aplomb, despite a diminishing view of masculinity and the role of man in society, otherwise predictable in most respects (although that last is commonplace now).
In 1997 Britain, this was a cultural phenomenon. Masculinity in crisis and the harsh effect of unemployment on marginalised working-class communities hardly seem like the sort of theme and context that would lend itself to laugh-out loud comedy material. But it did. Quite the 'sleeper hit'. An immensely liberating spectating experience.
A deceptively profound piece of British cinema. Ostensibly The Full Monty is an excellent comedy about stripping steel workers, but the social commentary at play is far more telling than you'd remember. The gender politics, critique of modern masculinity & indictment of Thatcherite politics are at work behind the central striptease. Accessibly social realism that remains one of this country's best exports.
La discreta trama è ben ritmata e ben strutturata, andando a valorizzare i protagonisti ben caratterizzati. L'ambientazione e la messa in scena sono ben strutturate e permettono di avere scene amare, che fanno riflettere ed emozionare. Riesce a intrattenere con intelligenza, senza però eccellere.Rari momenti di calo, ma tutto prosegue bene fino al buon finale.La regia non è male e porta avanti con mestiere la vicenda