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2006 / 100m - UK
Comedy, Romance
Confetti poster

A film that was made in the wake of the success of The Office. Confetti's a mockumentary that thrives on awkward reactions and the tension between raw emotions and the knowledge that there's a camera present recording everything. And, maybe somewhat surprisingly, Confetti pulls it off quite well.

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Hoping to increase the readership of their magazine, Confetti writes out a competition for the most original wedding. The entries are pretty dire, but the editors manage to pick three couples that they'll follow around in the run-up to what is supposed to be the happiest day of their lives.

The format feels quite familiar by now, but the performances are key to making this work. With Martin Freeman there's at least one Office actor who had prior experience with this kind of material, but the rest of the cast is on point too. There are some solid jokes, there's a pleasant crassness to the comedy and the film doesn't overstay its welcome. Good fun.


2009 / 105m - UK
Nativity! poster

Cheaply produced Christmas film, which is oddly enough its saving grace. Not that it's a great film, but because it's rather crude and down to earth, the usual cheese isn't all that overpowering. The kids are genuinely amusing and Freeman is nice as grumpy teacher. Decent filler, but don't expect too much of it.