That Sinking Feeling (1979)




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Bill Forsyth displays some of the fey quirkiness that would distinguish his later, better-known directorial efforts in 1979's That Sinking Feeling. The film details the misadventures of four aimless Scottish youths, who impulsively steal a shipment of stainless-steel sinks. Once they've made off with their booty, the boys have quite a time unloading it on prospective buyers. Much of the humor is verbal, which can be a trial for viewers unwilling to decipher the cast's thick Glasgow accents. That Sinking Feeling was released in the U.S. only after the success of Forsyth's 1980s efforts Gregory's Girl and Local Hero. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Its too frequent lapses into nudgingly facetious whimsy... tend to swamp the more delicate trouvailles.

Aug 2, 2015 | Full Review…

A witty, gentle, breezy, low-brow, low-key comedy ... .

Nov 23, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…

A breezy escape with just the right dash of whimsy.

Aug 19, 2004 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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