Sunday, March 17, 2013

21. Little Voice (1998)

This is such a lovely movie with a fabulous cast. Michael Caine, Ewan Macgregor, Brenda Blethyn, Jim Broadbent & Jane Horrocks who play LV or Little Voice.  All the way through I was wondering if Jane Horrocks is actually singing or if she is lip-syncing. At the end credits tell you that it is actually her singing which makes this film even more impressive.
Brenda Blethyn  is, as usual, fantastic as LV's horrific loud mouth alcho abusive mother. Her character is funny-as hell but just awful.
Funny quotes include:  "Bangers and bubble and a fuck hot tea, ta. Twice."  "Listen. Then it's down to the harbor for a pronto snog. Oh, lip-lappin' like old hell. But at least he knows how to slide and dart and take a throat. And at least there's the thick wad of his wallet...Up against your tit for comfort."
And Michael Caine's character isn't that much better as the sleaze ball agent who wants to exploit LV.
I really enjoyed this movie. It's not a big expensive budget film but if you want a nice film to watch this a great. Fabulous soundtrack of Judy Garland, Shirley Bassey and Marilyn Monroe.
I would suggest to watch it with the subtitles on though because their pommy accents are very very thick.

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