Watch: Shopping 1994 123movies, Full Movie Online – Lone group of teens, led by recently released joyrider and his disenchanted Belfast girlfriend, strives to leave their mark on “a British city in the near future” while attempting to avoid a rival gang. Scenes of joyriding and ram-raiding, which attempt to portray the addictiveness of fast driving whilst also showing the downside (the effect on the community and ultimately death).
Plot: A dark, hip, urban story of a barren and anonymous city where the underclass’ sport of choice is ram-raiding. An exciting game in which stolen cars are driven through shop windows to aid large-scale looting before the police arrive. For Tommy, it’s a business, but for Billy and Jo, it’s a labour of love. As the competition between Tommy and Billy grows more fierce, the stakes become higher and the “shopping” trips increasingly risky.
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Hey Jude, Drive My Car
For kicks, young and beautiful Jude Law (as Billy) and disaffected tough Sadie Frost (as Jo) steal cars, drive them into stores, and trash the places. They call it “Shopping”. A rivalry develops between the two joy-riders and smarmy Sean Pertwee (as Tommy), who is the best store thrasher in the English neighborhood. Director Paul Anderson’s star displays only a fraction of his later acting success; surprisingly, most of the spark occurs between Ms. Frost and Mr. Pertwee. “Shopping” seems meant to be compared with “A Clockwork Orange” – a certain musical interlude drives that point home – but, neither Mr. Law nor the film approach Malcolm McDowell or Stanley Kubrick. Not that it doesn’t have style, mind you. And, Jonathan Pryce, Sean Bean, and Marianne Faithful help make the trip. Anderson should have ended with Law being thrown from the car into a bloody display with the store mannequin; instead, he blinked…
***** Shopping (6/24/94) Paul W.S. Anderson ~ Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Sean Pertwee
Transit van to a car chase…..
Billy and Jo get their kicks from their special type of window shopping.
These professional criminals are not in it for the money, but for the fun of it. When Billy gets released from prison, his rival Tommy has taken over the street.
A fight for power commences as Billy starts his own gang and hits a shop the day before Tommy had planned to. Tommy makes a move on Billy’s girlfriend Jo, who wants Billy to change his lifestyle and move away, instead of fighting Tommy, a fight which will hurt them both.
He agrees, but he wants to hit the shopping mall on a final hit. That has never been done before, so it will make him a hero among the others…..
It’s Andersons first movie, Laws first big screen lead, and to be fair it’s really good, even though it’s full of flaws and awful dialogue.
It can be viewed in two,different ways. On one hand its a very dated 90s urban drama. On the other hand, you can see it as a futuristic urban punk style movie, thanks to the soundtrack and the opening.
Pryce gives the film a little gravitas, but he looks mightily bored, and Pertwee hams it up as the main villain. Law is good, as is Frost, but it’s clear she wasn’t employed for her acting skills.
Round the film off with cameos from Bean and Jason Issacs (hello), shopping is one of those rare hard to find Movies that has garnered a cult following.
Which means that most hate the film, but the view whole me it, can’t explain why.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 45 min (105 min), 1 hr 27 min (87 min) (USA), 1 hr 46 min (106 min) (Argentina)
Genre Action, Crime, Drama
Director Paul W.S. Anderson
Writer Paul W.S. Anderson
Actors Sadie Frost, Jude Law, Sean Pertwee
Country United Kingdom, Japan
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length 3,006 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm