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A Scottish comedy about three men in kilts (and one of their girlfriend’s, also kilt-clad) is usually not the stuff of mainstream entertainment. That being said, The Angels’ Share is likely to be the crowd pleaser of the year alongside The Sapphires with its traditional story of an underdog rising to success despite tremendous odds and forces being stacked against him.
Robbie is a bit of a hoodlum – actually, more than a bit, but he’s been assigned a judge in his latest skirmish with the law who believes in more than incarceration and he sentences Robbie to community service to pay his debt to society.
Robbie meets Harry while performing community service, and with his pregnant girlfriend in tow, the three of them are soon off to the Edinburgh whisky tasting where he hopes to not just indulge in his beloved whisky, but to be with his kin.
The movie sets about to cleverly satirize the current problem of rampant and chronic unemployment among Scottish youth and a government which seems reluctant to do anything about it – and the turns around in amazement at the fact that so many youth don’t know what to do with themselves. All of this plays into the film’s theme of unlikely heroes and heroines and angels being in the most unlikely places – some of them just might at a mass tasting of hard liquor. It’s up to us to toast them.
I really enjoyed watching this film and I highly recommend seeing it in the theaters. The film is very realistic and simple and the characters are so delightful. I think I liked this film because it was so naturalistic and the main characters was neither bad or good, just very human. I could relate to the film very well and I thought that the cinematography was gorgeous and acting was superb. I did have a hard time understanding some of the dialogue because the accents were so thick, however the performances were very genuine and I didn’t mind too much (I do wish there were subtitles though). Overall, it is a great film that is worth seeing on the big screen.
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