Best Laid Plans
- 1h 48min
- Directed by: David Blair
- Written by: Chris Green
- Cast: Stephen Graham, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Maxine Peake, David O'Hara
- UK release: 3 February 2012
Small-time crook Danny (Graham) relies for protection upon the gigantic but simple-minded Joseph (Akinnuoye-Agbaje), but reluctantly allows him to take part in cage fights organised by a ruthless gangster (O'Hara). This dreary fable reconfigures Of Mice and Men into the world of Northern gangsters; the result is clichéd, artistically predictable and commercially useless.
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Best Laid Plans1 Feb 2012
Predictable grim Northern tale that fails despite Stephen Graham's great central performance
(15) 108min Positive arguments for the public financing of UK films will not be encouraged by the release of Best Laid Plans, a dreary miserablist fable haplessly reconfiguring John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men into the world of Northern gangsters.
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