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Ritchie is a Glaswegian chancer with low hopes and no prospects. Disillusioned with city life, he goes undercover at a Highland conservation centre to make his fortune as an illegal pearl fisher with the help of his two hapless and accident prone mates, Danny and Fraser. Here he meets Beth, a pretty English conservationist passionate about saving endangered mussels from the clutches of pearl thieves in the Scottish Highlands. Falling for her instantly, Ritchie must beat off competition in the form of Highland Ranger Ethan, a smooth talking American Adonis convinced that Beth can't resist his charms forever. After the success of pearl fishing attracts the unwanted attentions of old school Glaswegian mobster Gavin and his work at the centre leads him to question his true motivations, Ritchie must risk life and limb to save the Highlands from ecological disaster and win Beth's heart.Written by
Enjoyable but possibly more suited to a female audience
I felt compelled to write a review having just watched Scottish Mussel which I was not expecting too enjoy after reading "critics" reviews (all of whom just happen to be male) which makes me suspect this film might be more appreciated by women/girls. But this film is enjoyable, some scenes are excellent and overall it is well worth watching if you sit back relax and go along with the flow. The Scottishness is meant to be exaggerated and I thought it was funny.
I liked the character Fiona, the headmaster/Ms Pringles cameo and Beth and Ritchie were a believable couple. The hypnotherapy scene with the otter was funny. The film got better as it went along and it is definitely romantic and lightheartedly daft. The American character was very funny as was the dippy friend.
This is a nice, clean family film beautifully shot in Scotland. Well done Talulah. Please try again. I can't believe people have written such vicious reviews about your first acting/directing/writing role. And I have no connection with Talulah and hated that film 'St Trinians' she was in starring Russell Brand which seemed to have been written to appeal to dirty old men. If you like that I doubt you'll rate 'Scottish Mussel'.
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