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Plot: Sheffield, England. Gaz, a jobless steelworker in need of quick cash persuades his mates to bare it all in a one-night-only strip show.
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A bunch of losers make for a winning film
This is a great black comedy. A bunch of losers down at the job centre have no hopes of getting a job. As the film progresses, it picks up momentum as the big date approaches. Some great scenes of 80’s Britain, the job centre, the clubs, the houses with paper-thin walls and low ceilings. You know what the finale is going to be, but it doesn’t detract at all from the enjoyment of the film. It doesn’t get political, as some other commenters have complained, but why should it? This is about the consequences of 80’s Britain, not the causes. The characters are 100% believable, in their appearances and their behaviour. The fat one is the sort you see on a Saturday night in just about every city centre pub in England (and at the football matches too!). A pity some viewers from across the pond couldn’t pick up the accents, that’s not altogether surprising but consider that this film was probably not originally intended for worldwide distribution and if you had taken the accents away you’d have taken away also a lot of its charm.
PS: Sheffield, where the film was based, is actually quite a nice town in many areas.
Really clever and challenging film that toys with convention and gender situation.
With The Full Monty, you have a film that entertains; humours; deals with real life issues that were very sensitive to some and also a film that takes clichés and ideas we have about certain archetypes and manipulates them. The Full Monty is really at time a very bizarre although touching look at the crisis’ men faced in Northern England at the time of production although the situation was far more serious ten years previous to these events. The film plays with the notion of obligatory scenes, draws us into thinking one thing before surprising us with another and generally makes a mockery out of stereotypes.
The film begins with a short series of scenes revolving around the city of Sheffield, a Yorkshire based city. It’ll sound silly but I had a hard time in deducing whether or not this was genuine. Certainly the footage seems real but the voice-over was surely a ‘mocking’ voice; spoofing that upper-class, posh voice-over you used to get dictating the football highlights or informing us over newsreels. If the voice was genuine, why was it not a northern voice of Yorkshires respective area? The manipulation and toying with what’s what has only just begun. Then there is the immediate downbeat ‘cut’ to thirty years later and an empty factory in a drab looking area of the world surely we are meant to laugh, but in doing so you are laughing at great failure and a heartache of epic proportions since so many people lost so many jobs to do with factories as well as mines.
Then again perhaps this newsreel footage early on is a reason why the film did so well in America. At a time when the American cinemas were lapping up ‘dark’ comedies in Pulp Fiction, Fargo and Go, The Full Monty can certainly be seen as a ‘realist’ urban drama focusing on respective inhabitants of a certain built up area. Does it matter if it’s Los Angles or Las Vegas or Sheffield if the general material is so similar? The reason the newsreel introduction is so perfectly placed is because it informs us of the setting, tells us what things used to be like before hitting us with some dark comic timing we are informed, entertained and then humoured.
Then there is the film’s primary theme. The film is about a group of men who, in times of desperation, must scrape the bottom of the barrel in order to get by. In this case, factory workers must ‘relegate’ themselves to the level of strippers. This idea that one archetype that is the hard bodied, macho steel worker must become a male stripper is just the beginning. Indeed, Gaz (Carlyle) the leader of the gang vents his evident hatred of male strippers very early on in the film labelling them homosexual and generally insulting them to this degree – it is a set up that he will come to regret doing. But the other members of the group act as interesting distractions of humour above anything else. Indeed, when they must dance in front of the male dominated panel during the auditions, the panel must look (or gaze) on in a reluctant homoerotic manner because if they do not, they cannot judge whether the audition is a good enough dancer; if they cannot judge that, they cannot say whether he can make the team and then there’s no team which means no job and they’re back to square one.
So this idea that identity is something we all fabricate is raised here. British films Chariots of Fire showed us males can be track athletes; Brassed Off showed us men can get together and partake in a brass band and in a few years time, Billy Elliot showed us males can be ballerinas. It is just that The Full Monty tells us males can adopt the role of strippers on demand. But it is more than unemployment the protagonist Gaz must go through. He has is domestic issues, his divorce and the possibility of loosing his son there is a scene in which a social service member asks the son about ‘how often does you father take his clothes off in front of you?’ Do we laugh at this? Do we feel frustrated that Gaz isn’t being allowed to set thing straight? Or do we do both? The film again challenges us to laugh or question how involved we are with the situation, much like the opening newsreel scene. The situation is set up, developed and then shot down again.
But the film pays with convention and the obligatory. The training montage is thrust upon us before being unpredictably cancelled again when there is a sudden cutting of the music during a training routine apparently someone did it wrong again. Then there is the scene in the living room when everyone must bare all for the first time. The door opens and you expect it to be the home owner’s wife, but the film’s smarter for it to be merely that. Although the best idea the film raises is its gender point if view. When the lads look at a porn magazine, they realise that they themselves will be the object of the gaze when they perform to loads of women but they dismiss this early on they are male, they’re different, right? Wrong, and this realisation I think should be shared by an audience who have been brought up on ‘shot, reverse shot’ in Hollywood films. The Full Monty challenges, informs but also entertains on several different levels.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 31 min (91 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Peter Cattaneo
Writer Simon Beaufoy
Actors Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, Wim Snape, Steve Huison
Country UK, USA
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 36 wins & 35 nominations.
Production Company Redwave Films, Twentieth Century Fox, Channel Four Films
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Moviecam Cameras
Laboratory Metrocolor, London, UK (color)
Film Length 2,502 m (Sweden), 2,582 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm