Three and Out Reviews
but the more i watched it and the more i got into it the better it becamse
the acting wasnt the best ive ever seen and the story wasnt up to much either but it was pretty original and in the end it was kinda good
i would deffinetly see it again
Mackenzie Crook plays Paul Callow, a tube driver who, desperate to escape the drudgery of driving a tube train and struggling to pay the rent (that's not that accurate though because as I understand it tube drivers earn good money) is tricked into believing that if a third person falls under his train he will receive a massive pay-out which will enable him to fulfil his dream of moving to a remote island and writing his novel.
As he searches for the elusive third victim he stumbles across Tommy, a depressed Irishman (Colm Meaney) who is unable to bring himself to commit suicide. Oddly the two characters enter into a pact, and Tommy impresses upon the tube driver that 'A deal's a deal'.
However, complications arise when Paul invites himself for a road trip when Tommy heads to the Lake District to bid farewell to his estranged wife Rosemary (Staunton) and feisty daughter Frankie (Arterton). Paul finds it increasingly difficult to distance himself from the situation when he befriends and sleeps with Frankie (again, unlikely that a stunner would jump into bed with someone less good-looking but I doubt many male viewers will complain at seeing those breasts).
When the unlikely friends return to London after forming some strong bonds Paul balks at assisting Tommy in his planned suicide but is reminded 'A deal's a deal'.
Three and Out was marketed as a comedy (quite incorrectly in my view) when it is in fact a fascinating character study and subtle love story. Boasting strong performances from an acclaimed cast and a thumping soundtrack (I'd forgotten the Undertones ever existed!) Three and Out is wholly recommended viewing.
it has some really great parts,but just can't keep the pace throughout
For what was supposed to be a comedy there was a lack of jokes, and a bigger focus on the emotional side of the story- I didn't think there was a good balance.
Overall, it's an ok film. I thought the concept seemed sort of different and original from the trailer but really it's just an average film.
I can see myself forgetting this movie, for me nothing that stood out.