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The Angel's Share trailer, whisky comedy

TheAngelsShare.jpgRight now The Angel's Share, the new film from director Ken Loach and writer Paul Laverty, is playing across the UK and receiving some positive comments. It's a comedy about a group of offenders on community service who discover the true value of malt whisky and consider a crazy plan to change their lives.

It sounds like it could be a mix of some classic Scottish films we've seen before but not resembling any of them too much, and it's a welcome new look to Scottish cinema brings together many of the classic elements without turning into a depressing downward tale.

Here's the blurb for The Angel's Share, which if no one knows is the term given to the amount of Whisky that evaporates from the barrel during the aging process. A damned shame if you ask me, and yes I am a huge whisky fan, single malts only please.

Here's the blurb for the film:

A bittersweet comedy about a Glasgow boy locked in a family feud who just wants a way out. When Robbie sneaks into the maternity hospital to visit his young girlfriend Leonie and hold his newborn son Luke for the first time, he is overwhelmed. He swears that Luke will not lead the same stricken life he has led.

On community service Robbie meets Rhino, Albert and Mo for whom, like him, work is little more than a distant dream. Little did Robbie imagine that turning to drink might change their lives - not cheap fortified wine, but the best malt whiskies in the world. What will it be for Robbie? More violence and vendettas or a new future with 'Uisge Beatha,' the 'Water of Life'? Only the angels know.

I'm not really a Ken Loach fan, but this film does sound interesting and I'm keen to see what Paul Laverty has delivered with this comedy. I'm also interested to see how it plays across the rest of the UK and if it will travel further abroad.

Here's the trailer for The Angel's Share through TrailerAddict:

Have you seen it? Is it worth watching?



Scottish actors in kilts. A plot about whisky. Set it Glasgow. Directed by a Englishman. Kiss my big Scottish arse.

Well at least it was written by a Scotsman.

I'd rather sit through Prometheus again! And that's saying something.


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