Four films today:
Excited. A not bad story about a guy with premature, er, "excitement". Funny, and some good characters (the mother, especially).
Castaway on the Moon. Mostly funny despite the somewhat unbelievable premise and plot. The best bits are the main character's attempts to find enough to eat, and his fantasies of noodles with black bean sauce.
A Cargo to Africa. The best of the four by far. Good story, sympathetic characters and unforced humour. Definitely recommended.
Cooper's Camera. The dud of the day. The idea is good – a family Christmas from hell – but the film is vastly overblown. Basically, everyone gets drunk and yells and screams at each other. The humour, which could have been drawn more subtly from the characters and the usual tensions surrounding Christmas, is instead raucous, exaggerated slapstick based mainly on drunk gags. Still, the audience appeared to like it, judging by the laughter.
That's it until next Thursday.