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8 Minutes Idle (2012)

Based upon Matt Thorne's award-winning novel about life in a call centre, "Eight Minutes Idle" is a warped urban comedy about what it really means to put your life 'on hold'! Dan Thomas has... See full summary »

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Mark Simon Hewis

Writers:

Nicholas Blincoe (screenplay), Matt Thorne (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ophelia Lovibond ... Teri
Tom Hughes ... Dan
Paul Kaye ... Steve
Antonia Thomas ... Adrienne
Pippa Haywood ... Kathy
Jack Ashton ... Ian
Montserrat Lombard ... Alice
Divian Ladwa ... Dev
Luke Newberry ... Jonno
Robert Wilfort ... Bryan
Leigh Quinn Leigh Quinn ... Carrie Oke
Nick Blakeley ... Caller on Hold
Sarah Buckland Sarah Buckland ... Nurse
Roddy Peters Roddy Peters ... Spencer
Jonathan Busby Jonathan Busby ... Donal
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Based upon Matt Thorne's award-winning novel about life in a call centre, "Eight Minutes Idle" is a warped urban comedy about what it really means to put your life 'on hold'! Dan Thomas has always taken the path of least resistance - in his work life, home life and love life! But when Dan finds himself kicked out of the family home, he's faced with no option but to secretly move into the call centre where he works. Suddenly, everything that he's previously taken for granted - a well-stocked fridge, clean clothes, his friends, his self respect, even his beloved cat - are either disappearing or conspiring against him. As Dan's work/life balance spirals dangerously out of control, he's forced to break out of old habits and to dare to do something he has never had to do before - really care about someone other than himself. Written by Sarah Cox

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You can't put life on hold

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2014 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Bristol, England, UK See more »

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GBP350,800 (estimated)
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The movie was shot in Bristol and had its world premiere at the Bristol Cinema de Lux which itself can be seen in one of the long shots of the city. See more »

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Tainted Love
Written by Ed Cobb
© Equinox Music (BMI)
All Rights Administered by Burlington Music Co. Ltd
All Rights Reserved
Re-Recorded by Kid Carpet
Performed by Ophelia Lovibond as 'Teri'
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No surprises run of mill romance
8 May 2014 | by lloyd150See all my reviews

I had high expectations of this film with a off the wall storyline. However thought the characters did not endear themselves to the viewer. So I did not really care what was happening to them.

The comedy was there somewhere but undemanding - typical British awkward silences work for older protagonists but for the younger in-crowd it felt forced and artificial. As they are call centre workers it is hard to expect these characters would have such a hard time communicating with each other.

Disappointed that it was not better especially with some of the more experienced actors involved.


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