The Angels' Share (2012)
August 24, 2022 5:47 AM - Subscribe

Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives. Somewhat surprisingly, this film by Ken Loach, while maintaining his trademark social observations, is an uplifting comedy.

89% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently streaming in the US on Kanopy and ree with ads in Tubi. Also available for digital rental on Google Play.
posted by DirtyOldTown (4 comments total)
For anyone familiar with Ken Loach's kind of intense social realism, this movie will be a trip. Because this time, the disadvantaged person from the wrong side of town meets someone kind who gives them a chance to be truly special, they seize that chance, change their life for the better, and repay the kindness.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:02 AM on August 24, 2022 [1 favorite]

My union arranged a Zoom visit with Ken Loach, a couple of years ago. Thanks DOT, your post has incited me to revisit his films. Might do a re-watch of some Mike Leigh stuff while I'm at it! Here is a clip for "Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach" (2016).
posted by elkevelvet at 7:09 AM on August 24, 2022 [1 favorite]

His newest one Sorry We Missed You was solid but the one before that, I, Daniel Blake was a masterpiece.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:32 AM on August 24, 2022 [1 favorite]

I'm actually obsessed with Ken Loach films but I try to ration them. I don't want to binge a bunch at once and run out too early. I want to be able to keep watching ones I haven't seen for years to come. He's the only filmmaker I think of that way.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:44 AM on August 24, 2022

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