ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE MIDLANDS
In the hilarious tradition of THE FULL MONTY, ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE MIDLANDS is an offbeat romantic comedy that mixes working-class grit and quirky humor. Starring Robert Carlyle (THE FULL MONTY, TRAINSPOTTING) and Rhys Ifans (NOTTING HILL, HUMAN NATURE), this acclaimed British export is Spaghetti Western meets Fish-and-Chips! After his girlfriend (Shirley Henderson, HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS) turns down a marriage proposal by her decent-but-dull boyfriend (Ifans), a small-time crook (Carlyle) drifts back into town to win back his old flame and pull off one final crime. Will she follow her head or her heart -- and can her new beau handle the stiff competition? This smooth operator has more than met his match in a motley crew of oddball outcasts, as rekindled passions and old secrets up the ante in an uproarious love triangle. An edgy tale of hard choices and second chances, this endearing English comedy gives a new twist to home on the range!
© 2002 Film Four Limited and Film Council. All Rights Reserved.