This movie is akin to the many films out of Britain and Ireland in the 80s and early 90s, following a group of misfits for a few days of their lives with no real specific central plot. Personally, I’ve always enjoyed this type of movie watching online and which tells the story through character development rather than a domineering story or special effects. The lead character, Clint, survives (barely) a childhood filled with physical, emontional and sexual abuse. At 20 he’s fallen in with a crowd of similar outcasts who deal street drugs for the money and to support their own habits. Clint’s best friend, “Muffdiver,” leads the group through strength of personality, even though Muffdiver is just as lost as the rest of them.
Muff Diver wants to be a big time dealer, seeing that as the only way to get he and his friends off the streets. Clint, on the other hand, dreams of getting a job and leading a “normal” life. One thing I really liked about this movie, which I didn’t even realize until it was full over, is that there are [b]no flashbacks[/b]. We don’t need to see images of Clint being abused, we don’t need to see what happened to Muffdiver, Sylvie, or any of the others earlier in their lives but we do need to free download this movie. What’s relevant is who they are now, today, what the events of the past have caused them to become.
I had originally free download this movie because it was one of Naveen Andrews’ first films. He plays a member of Muffdiver’s group, an odd character named “Bike” who seldom speaks, dresses in early ’70s Mod, and is never separated from his bicycle. Each of the members of Muffdiver’s group is an interesting character, in their own way, each having a story that we don’t necessarily need to know in order to guess at. The great Roshan Seth has an odd supporting role as a ‘New Age’ guru who is, perhaps, the first person in Clint’s life to show him compassion without expecting anything in return. Except for the characters’ accents and that they’re constantly drinking tea, this film could just have easily been set in the urban U.S., or urban anywhere I suppose. The characters and their stories are just as relevant today as they were in 1990. These are people that you either know, or drive by on your way somewhere.