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Skeletons (2010)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 2 July 2010 (UK)
Two exorcists literally remove the skeletons from the cupboards from people's homes. Some fairly embarrassing secrets are revealed along the way. A case where the skeletons have hidden themselves turns the lives of all those involved.

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Nick Whitfield

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Nick Whitfield, Andrew Buckley (Additional script dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Gaughan Ed Gaughan ... Davis
Andrew Buckley ... Bennett
Tuppence Middleton ... Rebecca
Paprika Steen ... Jane
Jason Isaacs ... The Colonel
Josef Whitfield Josef Whitfield ... Jojo
Paul Dallison Paul Dallison ... Marcus
Keith Lancaster Keith Lancaster ... The Father
Kirsty Williams Kirsty Williams ... The Mother
Jasper Williams Jasper Williams ... Young Davis
Tanya Myers Tanya Myers ... Hermione
Colin Wells Colin Wells ... Olly
Will Adamsdale ... Simon
Laura Freeman Laura Freeman ... Annabel
Gillian Goodman Gillian Goodman ... Bennett's Mum
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Two exorcists literally remove the skeletons from the cupboards from people's homes. Some fairly embarrassing secrets are revealed along the way. A case where the skeletons have hidden themselves turns the lives of all those involved.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Two men. One secret. No problem.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Bulgarian

Release Date:

2 July 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Скелети See more »

Filming Locations:

Derbyshire, England, UK See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Bennett: You heard what William said, he ended up going Bulgarian.
Davis: I ain't gonna go Bulgarian
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Connections

Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 28 June 2010 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Polegnala e Pschenitza
Arranged by Stephan Kanev
Performed by Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares
Licensed courtesy of Disques Cellier
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A great little film, with fresh internal logic.
10 January 2011 | by catblack-692-314355See all my reviews

I had the pleasure of catching this great little gem of a film. I found it to be charming and engaging. The two main characters are physically the type you'd never see headlining an American film. They work as investigators for a company rooting out skeletons from their client's closets. The main characters banter back and forth between assignments, and only in reading other reviews here did I find out these two are a comedy duo. This helps their chemistry on screen and moves the film along.

A standout is Tuppence Middleton, who plays her daughter role with luminosity. The screenplay doesn't give her much, but she's ready when it does. Expect more good things from her.

Another standout character was the main character's boss. (He looks and sounds strikingly like Timothy Dalton.) While watching this film, I was reminded somewhat of Inception. Unlike that film's gun-blazing dream logic, here you get a well-explored charming British version. They are quick to establish it, flesh it out and for the bulk of the movie, dance for the sheer joy of dancing with it. The small cast each give great performances.

I am rating this highly because I know I'd sit through this movie again. I'd sit through a series of movies based on the world that's created and explored here. I was left at the end hoping they already had a sequel in the can, or perhaps an entire British TV series of hour long episodes. This movie is based on a premise that hasn't *quite* been handled this way. The director shoots it well, and with the single exception of a slightly overused musical cue, it came across to me as perfect.


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