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Falling Down

“A tale of urban reality”. It’s not like this round my bit of urban. Michael ‘nepotism’ Douglas stars as either a victim of modern society frustrated to the point of madness by the callousness of a post-industrial wilderness where the rights of the individual are challenged at every turn and decency and civility are lost in a maelstrom of consumerism and corporate heartlessness, or a self-obsessed moany nutter: take your pick. The best bit is right at the start in the convenience store cos the Korean bloke’s hilarious but it’s got a good cast including Robert ‘who told him Ally McCoist could act?’ Duvall and Barbara ‘obvious nickname’ Hershey.

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  1. Lee James Turnock

    February 3, 2011 at 5:05 pm


  2. Glenn A

    July 19, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    A classic for all of us hacked off with bad customer service, petty rules and the stresses of modern life.
    I felt like having a D FENS moment in a local supermarket when only 6 out of 20 tills were working and the queues were off the rationing era variety. Waiting 15 minutes just to buy a bottle of milk and some bread wasn’t my idea of fun. I can understand why the French either push in or walk off without paying, but in England we stand around like sheep in some poxy queue on a day of rest.

  3. Palitoy

    July 23, 2012 at 9:45 am

    The really funny thing – really funny – is that ‘Falling Down’ is more to the action thriller faux-seventies style that Chris Nolan made te new Batman films in in order to kick against Falling Down’s Schumacher’s Las Vegas strip-neon camp Batman movies.

  4. Gary Turner

    September 23, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    An amazing film that’s still relevant today than it was when it came out in the 90s. Michael Douglas turely electrifying performance as frustrated middle class middle aged white American at odds with modern society.

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