The colloquial English phrase, 'the all together', refers to a person being very vulnerable and nude to
the outside world. However, do you actually think that any of the actors or actresses involved with this picture would have enough courage to get their giblets out for everyone to see? You know, this film Directed by Gavin Claxton; and Starring: Martin Freeman, Danny Dyer, with Corey Johnson. It was made in
2007 and last for 85-minutes.
The All Together
English wanker, Chris Ashworth
(Martin Freeman), is just sick of his life. He's sick of his job as a stooge
working in light entertainment. He's sick of his artistic-lodger, Bob Music (Velbor
Topic), leaving his crap lying all over the place. And he is sick of his own
home. Period. Which is why he intends on selling his house, leaving Bob behind
to tend to this, whilst he goes to work, pandering to some weird-f*cker called
Jerry Davis (Richard Harrington), who is interviewing a midget for his show.
Hey! Wait a minute! Do you know
who else is also sick at the moment? Physically. Some American gangster named
Mr Gaspardi (Corey Johnson), all over the brand spanking new car belonging to
his English aide, Dennis Earle (Danny Dyer).
But Dennis can't have that now,
can he. Especially when he's just ran out of petrol, and has no place to go. Or does he? Because there is a
house nearby that Mr Gasparadi can vomit in. Chris' house.
Oops! Not a very good idea I'm
afraid to say. You see, as soon as these 'villains' barge their way into this Plumstead
premises, a lot of sh*t happens. OK, not just sh*t. Sick. Confusion. And human
traffic a plenty. Two estate agents turn up to value the place. No. Let's make
that three. Plus two Jehovah's Witnesses as well. Moreover, whilst Gasparadi
empties his bowels into the bog, Dennis gets himself into a right pickle with
these 'prospective hostages' arriving one after the other after the other.
Oh! Bloody hell! How will Chris
feel about all this then when he returns home from another day tendering to his
trade? Sad because Jerry has been a right prick all day long? Happy because the
midget's mate takes a liking to him? Or as I suspect, pissed off because Bob
was put him in charge of selling his home?
Good questions. And that is why
what next transpires all kicks off just after Mr Gaspardi shoots Dennis, and
just before a clown arrives at Chris' door. As hostages are wrapped - Chris is
not ready for a scrap - Bob farts - and three months later a gangster turn into
a work of art.
When I first sat down and watched 'The All Together' a year
or so ago, I thought that it as a good bad film. The actors were great. The
storyline was a bit mumbled. Plus the overall feel of this piece was one-half
television movie and one-half satirical farce. However, upon watching this
flick recently, and gauged on a more defined level what it was all about, I
have to say that I enjoyed it a lot-lot more -- mainly because the invisible
questions that hovered around this project did not intrude in any way shape or
OK, I know what you are going to say, what 'Invisible
questions' are these? Well, the first time I watched this comedy, all the way
though it I kept on thinking to myself "When are Danny Dyer's and Martin
Freeman's characters going to meet?", "When are the two stories going
to intertwine?", and "How is Martins character going to react when he
comes home and see all of the mess?". Which did distract me slightly.
Obviously. Though upon my subsequent viewing, because these questions have already been answered in my mind, I could actually sit back and relax a bit more,
and appreciate what this film for what it truly is.
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