The Damned United

Year Released: 2009
Main Stars: Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall
Last watched: June 2011
Number Watches: 1

Rivalry. Obsession. Intimacy. Fights. Yes, it’s the smell of… League Football.

Caught this late night on TV and kept watching. That says something about the acting and the gripiness of the script. I don’t like football much and I’m certainly not interested in the politics behind the game. Watching a match is about as far as I get and even then I don’t care who wins.

That said, I was loathed to switch over. The emotion was palpable from all taking part and the scenes were believable throughout the 90 minutes (or whatever it was). It’s a film of two halves mingled together to keep you asking questions. The lads done good but I must say that the thing is just that the ball was hitting the net and the players were… hang on, sorry, got too much into it there.

Anyway, it’s a good full on match, never boring until the very end where my indifference to footie people came to the fore.

Ultimately I don’t care about the real people that are being portrayed and I wouldn’t watch this again. It’s been well made, high paced and probably captures the people and events accurately but for me it’s like looking behind the scenes of a play – you’d be interested once and only once, then you want to see something else.

Those of a certain era and hobby will no doubt love it. I’ve watched enough.

Keep DVD?
No
Watch if on TV?
No
Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Avoid.

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