fran hoepfner’s review published on Letterboxd:
borderline unwatchable in its bleakness. it's insane that Leigh wanted to follow up something as emotionally robust as Topsy-Turvy with... this? I guess? lots of folks pushing steamed peas around their plate going "life's shit, innit?" etc. all the Leigh regulars are great - Spall, Manville, Ruth Sheen MVP with her enduring tenderness and optimism in the face of it all. a film I would recommend to almost no one! I will maintain my increasingly unpopular opinion that James Corden is a great actor.