A multi-character tale of working class families, All or Nothing’s emotional centre isTimothy Spall’s Phil (a taxi driver) and Lesley Manville’s Penny (a Safeway cashier). They, theirchildren and their friends live lives of quiet desperation and plenty of bleakness, but a certainwry humour lurks just under the surface.
This is a very quiet film, by and large, so there isn’t a lot by way of sound effects. The musicis very important, however, an… is well served by the 5.1 mix. The sound is clean and clear,and when called for, the FX are solid too.
The transfer is 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen. The colours are very nice, and the lookof the film is interesting — things often seem just a bit too bright, a bit brittle. The picture isextremely sharp, and there are no transfer flaws.
Very slim pickings: a trailer.
Not a film to track down if you’re already depressed (though this is not a despairing motionpicture). If you liked Secrets and Lies, you’ll probably enjoy this as well.
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