Alpha Male Smith and his Beta, Keith, move to take over a local
They hook up with restless Female, Denise, igniting a deadly feud in
which emotions run high and deep-seated grudges resurface amongst the
Watch this film with the sound off, and it's a very strange take on the
kitchen sink drama.
Two men, one obviously the leader, walk for what seems a matter of days
to a house that seems like your ordinary working class family. You have
your rebellious teen, atypical stay at home mother, and the obvious
boyfriend who works, comes home, gets drunk and ignores the family
unless he reviles them.
And then there's the father who lives in the garden with a penchant for
Sounds strange, but coming from the people who gave us The Mighty
Boosh, and with a directorial debut from Oram, you sort of know that
you are entering some sort of whimsical world.
Turn the sound on, and the cast speak entirely in caveman/ape like
sounds, a sort of Quest For Fire meets Shameless.
Once you get used to this guerrilla (he he) style of film making, you
really start to take interest in the narrative and the films depiction
of the characters and how simple actions make the take a different
direction in their journey.
Could the film be a damning report on our civilisations decline, the
fact that the government are all too ready to give hand outs so people
decide not to work, thus enabling a certain demographic to dumb down,
or is it one mans nightmare, bought to the screen for us to share his
Whatever the message is, it's a stark vision to watch, Oram appears to
have some sort of obsession with the phallus, and if you were expecting
some sort of comedy, be very weary of entering this movie, it's a dark,
vicious tale about weakness, losing everything, getting it back in a
pseudo sort of way, and then being the one who makes the ultimate
Performances are great, especially from Barratt, Honigman, and Wilcox.
Strange scenes that seem to not have anything to do with the film stick
with you long after viewing, such as what the family are watching on
TV. They make absolutely no sense whatsoever, but I guarantee that
you've seen something like this several times on your TV.
It's a Marmite movie for sure, you'll either love it, or hate it, but
you'll never say its boring.
An intriguing assault.