Reviewed byhoward-69078Vote: 9/10/10
This is a genuinely funny and affectionate movie made in the besttradition of recent British cinema comedy. The story line and plot aregreat, the acting consistently good, and, considering the minusculebudget it was apparently shot on, it looks and sounds as good as someof those 'big name' British films of recent years. I'm especiallyimpressed by the pace of this, slow enough to give that affectionatefeel, but tightly cut enough to give younger viewers a sense of pace.The critics were not kind, however I guess the 'Islington set' do notget to hang out in North Norfolk very often, and probably prefer theiryokels as Wurzels caricatures! Give it a go - you'll get some bellylaughs out of this one!
ChickLit is a comedy drama about four guys trying to save their local pub from closing down. They group write a chick lit, or more specifically a 'mummy porn' novel in the style of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and it gets snapped up. The only snag is that the publisher insists that the young woman 'author' does press and publicity. The guys have to keep their involvement a secret and so engage an out of work actress to 'role play' the part of the author. This leads to her becoming the star in the film of the book, the tables are turned on the guys and she is in control - leaving them with the awful prospect of having to secretly churn out sex novels for the foreseeable future.