Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee (2009)
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Shane Meadows' improvised, low-budget comedy follows the titular characters, embittered roadie Le Donk (Paddy Considine) and aspiring rapper Scorz-ayz-ee (Dean Palinczuk), as they hit the road in an effort to get the latter a guest slot at an upcoming Arctic Monkeys concert. Fifteen years ago Le Donk was on top of the world; these days he's struggling just to claw his way up though the dirt. Scorz-ayz-ee knows he could break big if he could just make the right connections. This trip could change
Jun 23, 2009 Wide
An endearing effort with enough heart to fill the gaps where the gags dry up or fall flat.
Think Spinal Rap. A likeable and sporadically funny film, it's rather slight for a theatrical release.
Considine is outrageously funny and never steps out of character, but the film hardly adds up to an evening's entertainment.
The film has about as much sense of structure as - well, as Thirst, but I laughed a fair bit.
Some British film-makers never give up and Shane Meadows is one of them. He'd make a movie of a custard pie if he could. And generally there's entertainment to be had from even his most hand-to-mouth efforts.
A monumental mockumentary from Brit cinema's premier director/actor double act. True, daft, emotional, hilarious.
Jaw-bustingly funny stuff, uproarious, delightful and unexpectedly touching, containing more laugh-out-loud moments than most Hollywood comedies twice the length.
Considine's performance, for instance, is an enthralling piece of improvisation that carries the entire movie.
The film is slight, but there's enough there for Meadows to create a plausible narrative arc with solid laughs along the way.
A warm and improvised comedy that will appeal to anyone with a penchant for jokes about Beth Ditto.
Largely improvised and inevitably a little rambling and loosely structured but there are some genuinely funny moments along the way.
Shane Meadows's movies are always brimming full of originality and verve and Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee is arguably his most daring effort so far.
A comedy miracle that is the mirthful match for any so-called fun-fest that has emerged from Hollywood this year.
It may just be an extended short, but Meadows' latest still crams in enough laughs to fill a comedy twice its size. Considine, meanwhile, brings his character to such exhilarating life you can't tell where he ends and Donk begins.
The plot is threadbare and the style is knockabout, but the improvisation, especially that of Considine, lends it an energy and spirit that's hard to resist.
It's the dynamic between the crass, artless Le Donk and Scor-zay-zee, his quiet, overweight partner who's capable of delivering brilliant raps, that wins here.
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