Sunday 6th September

Big Nothing

Director: Jean-Baptiste Andrea
Year: 2006
Stars: David Schwimmer, Simon Pegg, Alice Eve

Well, this was fun. Mad, unexpected, and totally random, but fun. I'd recorded this off TV a few months ago, and I'm still not entirely sure why. Possibly I'd heard of it in the past, possibly I saw it had a couple of actors in it I quite liked, or perhaps I was just having a mad few minutes. But I was quite glad I did - I'd made up what sort of movie I was going to get in my head, and it wasn't anything like what I actually got. The real thing was actually quite a lot better.

The film is basically a comedy caper, where a couple of guys plan to blackmail a reverend. Everything goes wrong, resulting in murder and madness.

Big Nothing moves along at a swift pace, making the storyline enjoyable and pulling you along for the ride. Which is a good thing, because if it slowed down it'd likely be a much more boring film. It was nice to see a fast-paced film that wasn't afraid to just let loose for 90 mins and be done with. Not deep, or intelligent, but lots of fun.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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I live in Bristol with my husband Dan (who I married in July 2007), my son Joe (born 2012) and daughter Jess (born 2015). I work at UWE (the University of the West of England) in Bristol as a Research and Open Access Librarian. I'm orginally from Exeter, so moving back to Bristol is a bit like coming home - especially as I studied for my undergraduate degree here (also at UWE). I love travelling and movies, although I get to do a lot less of both since the birth of our children. Although we have still managed to fit in holidays to the Isles of Scilly, Chamonix and a summer in California since Joe was born.