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Whisky Galore, Movie, 2016 IMDB

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dsl SX

2018-04-08 12:23

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Remake of the 1949 classic.

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the sad biker UK

2018-04-09 23:14

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Am I right to be dubious? Remakes of much loved classics are usually a huge disappointment. (I also find that Izzard is best avoided where possible).

dsl SX

2018-04-10 00:04

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^ Basically yes. It's very lightweight, more like an extended episode of a sit-com like Dad's Army than a real story, full of cardboard cut-out characters, pretty well every Scottish cliche you can think of apart from haggis jokes, reduces the "plot" down to a whisky addiction which affects the whole community, the shipwreck is absolute pants (low-budget CGI), and it was not even filmed on an island, despite
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Locations were mostly Portsoy (Banffshire), and St Abbs (Berwickshire), with bits added from St Monans (Fife), Loch Thom (Renfrewshire), and Geilston House, Luss village hall and the Central Bar in Renton (all in Dunbartonshire) - from here.

But it has some genuinely funny moments, Eddie Izzard is quite good as a Captain Mainwaring/Arthur Lowe imitation, the scenery is well used, and the vehicles are often beautifully photographed in the landscapes. So not a disaster, but not a classic either.

Nomination for Most Unconvincing Phonebox Location Seen So Far This Year
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This final credit made me chuckle
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