Eat the Rich Reviews
Following on from the low key and funny The Supergrass, the Comic strip team lead by Peter Richardson go for the jugular with this anarchic and sometimes very funny comedy about those with and how those without plot their downfall.
Alex is a frustrated waiter in a resturant called BASTARDS which caters for the horribly rich and just plain horrible.
When Alex is sacked he is left homeless and then devises a plan to wreak revenge with the aid of Ron ,Jimmy and Fiona who all have there own reasons for getting there own back on the BASTARDS clentele.
To add to that story a ruthless Commander Fortune played with ease and sinister charm by Crossroads stalwart Ronald Allen and his henchman Spider played by Lemmy!!!! are determined to bring down Home Sec Nosh played by long term stunt man Nosher Powell.
Nosh is an uncouth hard drinking womaniser who is only one crude step away from becoming PM.
Most of the humour involves drinking, swearing, cannibalism and lashings of Motorhead on the soundtrack.
Director Peter Richardson pulls out all the stops here as he attacks the system in place at the time and allows Nosher to stamp on private parts and wee in Buckingham palace grounds.
Its also good fun looking out for celebrity cameos from Paul McCartney,Bill Wyman,Sandie Shaw and Jools Holland.
It might not be subtle and i guess thats half the films point but its also very strange that this film didnt turn up in the Comic Strip boxset released a few years ago.
A film of its time then but with plenty of delicious dark humour amid the more obvious gags .
It's got attitude with the music from Motorhead, and Nosher Powell, as the obnoxious bullying Home Secretary who wants to be prime minister, is a villain to be hated. Lots of guests cameos abound, e.g. Miranda Richardson, Paul McCartney, Bill Wyman, and Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid from Harry Potter).
Musical score by Motorhead.
Worth seeing out of curiosity, and Lemmy of course!!