Meantime

1983, Movie, NR, 102 mins

The last of Mike Leigh's British television features to be released on home video in the US, 1983's MEANTIME is a bleak portrait of life in England after Thatcherism began to take hold, sucking the lifeblood out of the working class. While the thick accents (if ever a video needed to be close captioned, this is the one) and references will make it a bit murky to American viewers, it is nevertheless one of Leigh's best works, a clear precursor to NAKED (1994).

The Pollack family--Frank (Jeff Robert), Mavis (Pam Ferris), and their sons Mark (Phil Daniels) and Colin (Tim Roth)--live in a rented apartment in a run-down building in London's East End. The men are all ...

Released: 1983 Rated: NR Length: 102 mins

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