Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Molly the Cat's ABC Wednesday Movie for the Letter B


The Humans watch a lot of British black comedies because the Missus Lady loves the quick, dry wit of the British writers. They don't even have to try to be funny, she says.  I don't know what she means. Purrrrrrr. I hear no complaints from the Hero Man so he must think the same way.

The Legend of Barney Thomson (2015) 

Setting: In and around Glasgow

The Missus Lady says this film is wonderfully absurd. The main character is meek, bland barber Barney Thomson who has no customer service skills, so over the years he got pushed further into a corner where no customer wants to sit.

One evening after the barber shop closes, Barney and the manager have a heart to heart about woeful Barney that ends in an inadvertent push and shove, the manager dead, and a finally living large Barney. It was an accident so why didn't Barney quipppp just say so instead of hiding the body? Hero Man says if that was the case, there would be no movie.

Because the shop is shorthanded, Barney gets more customers. His confidence is boosted. Good. But, then Barney accidently kills another fellow barber and becomes the police's number one suspect. The police actually thinks Barney is a serial killer. Barney does his best to be one step ahead of the police.

The funniest lines, according to Missus Lady, belong to Emma Thompson who is purrrrrrrrty hilarious as Barney's way-out mum. She has no problems helping Barney dispose of the bodies, to Barney's misfortune. Here's an amuuusing fact: Ms. Thompson is a few years older than the actor who plays her son.

Cool cat Robert Carlyle, the actor who plays Rumpelstiltskin on Once Upon a Time, plays Barney. He also directed this movie. For a first-time director, he did quite well. The movie won the best feature film in the 2015 BAFTA Scotland Awards.




'A note from Su-sieee! Mac: Tis the letter B at ABC Wednesday. Click here to join Molly and me to read what others have written for the theme, and maybe link up, too. Thanks, ABCW team!

30 comments:

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    1. "You're welcome, Cloudia," purrs Molly the Cat.

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  2. Molly, I love your review! I love Robert Carlyle and this movie looks hilarious! I now have it on my list and will look for it when I get home. I'm on vacation at my hubby's Aunts house

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    1. "Purrrrrrr, thank you, Birgit," says Molly the Cat. Molly and me, the Missus Lady, wish you fun days at your auntie's.

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  3. Looks good, will add to the list too.
    Ann

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  4. Lovely review... not my genre but still, it seems like a movie fun watching. Wishing you lots of watch-fun to come, at least 24 times ;-)

    Have a wonderful ABC-day / -week
    Melody (team ABC-W)
    http://melodymusic.nl/21-b

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    1. "Thanks, Melody," purrs Molly the Cat.

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  5. Great review of the movie and you certainly have added lots of B words in it. Love it!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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    1. "I wasn't even trying," says Molly the Cat. "Purrrrr. Thank you, Leslie."

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  6. I tend to agree with Hero Man. If he confessed the movie would have been over in minutes. That guy really had a string of bad luck...accidentally killing two people?

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  7. Excellent review, Molly ... I'm game for anything that has Emma Thompson in it. :D

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    1. "Thanks, Widders," says Molly. Purrrrrrrrrr. Ms. Thompson is among the bestest best actors!

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    1. "Purrrrrrrrrr, thank you DeeDee," says Molly.

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  9. Love Emma, but don't know this movie!

    ROG, ABCW

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    1. We think you might like it, Roger, if just to watch Ms. Emma.

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  10. Okay, okay - off to put this on my Netflix List.
    please stay cool . . love & love, -g-

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    1. It's been wonderfully cool lately. Hope you're getting a relief in St. Louis, G.

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  11. Great post for B ~ not a big fan of British humor ~ I love molly and your painting ~ ^_^

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  12. That's the same with me, I love the British humor and apparently without doing it on purpose I make some too. Unfortunately the people here not always understand which leads to confusions, lol !

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  13. I think it's rather sad that most people don't know Robert Carlyle out of Once upon a time, he's a really talented guy. Everyone loves Rumple

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    1. Mr. Carlyle's Rumple was the only reason I'd watch it with the Mama once upon a time.

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  14. Great review for B. Love the painting!

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Thanks for the good cheer. :-)