DVD: The Angels' Share (15)


"You're just a wee thug," claims a distraught mother about Robbie (Paul Brannigan), a scrawny Glaswegian who is desperate to escape his bleak environment for his baby son, and his caring girlfriend.

Thankfully, John Henshaw's compassionate community service supervisor is on hand to help, instilling in Robbie a passion for whisky. It turns out the scallywag has a nose for it. The Angel's Share begins as a tale of grinding poverty and savagery before becoming a much softer, more palatable, Ealing-style comedy caper.