the Short & Curlies (Mike Leigh, 1987)

UK, 17 min

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BFI:   “…finally, Criterion has given us The Short and Curlies, a short Leigh film from 1987, featuring Thewlis as a nerdier, jollier variation on [Naked‘s] Johnny, a young man who talks in a steady stream of puns and corny jokes; his attempts to woo Joy, a young woman who works in a drugstore, are intercut with scenes featuring Joy with her garrulous hairdresser Betty (Alison Steadman; Life Is Sweet) and Betty’s sullen daughter Charlene. The film is notable for its tone of seamlessly combined sadness and humor, and its ability to create rounded, vital characters in a mere 17 minutes.”

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