Films

Here's a list of films that are screening with Flicks in the Sticks. 

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Shoplifters (15)

A Japanese couple stuck with part-time jobs and hence inadequate incomes avail themselves of the fruits of shoplifting to make ends meet. They are not alone in this behaviour. The younger and the older of the household are in on the act. The unusual routine is about to change from care-free and matter-of-fact to something more dramatic, however, as the couple open their doors to a beleaguered teenager. The reasons for the family and friends' habit and their motivations come under the microscope.

Shrek (U)

Smallfoot (U)

A delightful animated comedy adventure about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery. Migo, a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn't exist -- a human! News of this ‘Smallfoot’ throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village. This conveys a thoughtful lesson about tolerance and learning to see the other’s point of view, all within the colourful, computer-rendered trappings of the genre. With laugh-out-loud moments and cracking songs, Smallfoot has its heart in the right place and is also great fun.

Stan And Ollie (12a)

As comedy’s most famous double act Steve Coogan and John C Reilly, two brilliant physical comedians, give delightful performances nailing the duo’s body language, mannerisms and routines. 1953 with their immense fame on the wane, Stan ‘Laurel’ and Ollie ‘Hardy’ embark on a gruelling farewell tour of British seaside towns. The tour starts badly; modest music halls, cramped little guesthouses, they struggle for audiences. But a series of TV guest spots rekindle the country’s interest and the buzz grows as they head towards a big London finale. But old resentments surface, particularly once ‘the wives’, Lucille and Ida, (a hilarious double act in their own right) join them. A charming, poignant, insightful study of lifelong male friendship this is a fitting tribute to the greatest pair of comedians of all time.

Stand By Me (15)

It's the summer of 1959 in Castlerock, Oregon and four 12 year-old boys - Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern - are fast friends. After learning of the general location of the body of a local boy who has been missing for several days, they set off into woods to see it. Along the way, they learn about themselves, the meaning of friendship and the need to stand up for what is right.

Summer 1993 (12a)

Anchored by flawless performances from its two young stars, this is a delicate, extraordinarily moving tale about being a child in an adult world. After her mother’s death, six-year-old Frida moves to live with her uncle in the Catalan countryside. Though the pain and shock of her loss is a strain on the young child, the film is neither sentimental nor tragic. She is surrounded by kindness and love; she must simply learn to live her new life without the person she loved best. A spellbinding portrait of family, heartbreak, and belonging this achieves the rare feat of faithfully recreating the mysterious consciousness of a child. Unfurling in the stillness of a sleepy, sun-soaked Spanish summer, this coming of age drama has won awards all across the world.

Swimming with Men (12a)

While this never outstrips The Full Monty, this comedy drama moves easily from bittersweet to feel-good larkiness in jaunty but formulaic style. Accountant Eric is simply treading water when he discovers a newfound sense of purpose thanks to an unexpected source: a group of similarly stuck-in-a-rut guys who have found camaraderie through synchronized swimming. Sure, they may be a bit paunchy, but they're determined to prove they have what it takes to be a whirling, twirling, scissor-kicking aquatic dream team.