Shallow Grave (1994)


shallow“[to the Goth girl] When you get up in the morning, how do you decide what shade of black to wear?” – Alex

Number of Times Seen – 1 (8 Aug 2016)

Brief Synopsis – Three longtime roommates discover the body of their new roommate along with a bundle of cash and decide to dispose of the body and keep the money.

My Take on it – I hadn’t heard of this movie at all until I started doing a bit of research on the films of Danny Boyle.

This film is a fun dark comedy that has a very clever concept that works almost the entire time.

Despite this being a low budget film, we get a clear idea of who the characters are, their motivations and of course we see how this newfound fortune changes each in different ways.

Boyle chose a very good cast of actors to appear and despite the main actors not being known at the time, it’s easy to see that each has a promising future based solely on their work here.

This is truly a great debut for future Oscar winner Boyle because we get to see his directing versatility here

Bottom Line – Quite a clever concept that works extremely well most of the time.  The cast is great and it’s easy to see what the future holds for all of them by their performances.  Great debut for Boyle which shows his versatility.  This film is a fun dark comedy. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Danny Boyle knew he had a hit on his hands when the film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and the organizers had to set up three extra screenings just to meet demand. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy

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