So I finally broke down and watched
while there were some very funny and surreal bits in the movie (such as
Billy and Debbie are talking as they walk and Debbie is drawing a stick
across the bricks in a building, then along a line of riot police, like
there is nothing at all wrong about running a stick along a line of riot
police, then along another wall and the bit where Billy's brother is running
away from the riot police and is taking a most torturous route through
homes) but it was, as I was afraid of, an embarrassing number of
that our hero has to endure.
And I for one, cannot endure Embarrassment Scenes at all so that
made the movie quite painful for me to watch (and yes, at one point, Spring
covered my eyes so I didn't have to watch one quite painful
Overall I found the movie okay if a bit uneven in the handling of comedy and
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