Although it's not coming out at the cinema until March 2005, I was lucky enough
to catch a screening earlier this year.
Things to do Before You're 30 is about a group of friends that have known each
other for many years, having all played Sunday league football together since
they were kids. Now, as they reach their 30th birthdays and their interest in
playing footie is fading, they decide to call it a day once they've played
their 500th game. In the event circumstance keeps getting in the way, and after
weeks of failed attempts they hear that 'Don', (the man who started their
football club), is dying. As a tribute to Don they pull themselves (and their
lives) together to play that final match.
Things To Do is a great ensemble movie, with a big name line up including
Dougray Scott, Emilia Fox, Jimi Mistry, Billie Piper & Shaun Parks - but no
'prima dona' performances. Brilliant writing, excellent camera work and
Whilst it's billed as a comedy (and it has funny stuff in it), it's way deeper
than that, exploring some emotionally charged themes that people have to deal
with just to get by in the 21st Century.
Well worth a look.
Thanks Simon for your submission.