Starring: George Russo
The cumulative effect of this Hoxton-set lowlife drama is pretty unedifying, but Lee Sales really does catch the authentic crackle of a marginalised society: the white working-class that no longer works.
George (George Russo) is about to go on holiday with girlfriend Sophie (Ophelia Lovibond) when he's persuaded to stump up £750 on a coke deal. Two problems await: first, he has to "borrow" the money from Sophie's holiday savings, and second, George proves to be the most feckless drug dealer in London. There's a fair bit of geezer talk ("if she finds out, I'm bang in bovver") but the location work is strong and the cast excellent: Russo and Lovibond make a convincing pair, while the various ne'er-do-wells dodge amusingly between the lines of the blag economy. It's a promising debut.
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