A Film with Me in It (2008) English (British/Irish)- Black Comedy Not Rated Runtime- 83 min. dir. Ian Fitzgibbon
Again, we come to another “black” comedy that can actually fill the bill.
After a slow start, the action really picks up as more and more goes wrong for the downtrodden protagonist.
You’ll probably recognize Dylan Moran from Shaun of the Dead, Run, Fat Boy, Run, or perhaps even “Black Books”. In my opinion, he makes a better supporting character most of the time, so his role in this movie is pretty fitting. Mark Doherty is great as Mark, the main character, for whom you can’t stop feeling bad for, despite his actions.
Okay, a “Dutch” tilt, for those of you who don’t know, is a camera technique that involves tilting the camera’s horizontal axis for a shot. It is usually meant to convey a feeling of unease or to show something jarring. It is not, however, usually used more than a few times in an entire film. Similar to a word like “chagrin” in the English language, something like this shot can become very annoying to watch on a repeated basis. I counted at least 6.
The violence effects were pretty good for a film that is otherwise fairly subdued in its presentation. The musical choices were pretty good as well.
Wraps up kind of quickly, but the ending was pretty funny. I couldn’t get past the annoying shooting style for large portions of the film.
Give it a watch if you think you’re in the mood. Try not to get seasick, and I think you’ll enjoy.