- Runtime 92 mins
- Release Date: 7th January 2022
- Rated: 15
Andy Jones is a head chef at a high-end London restaurant Jones & Sons. The film is a one-shot film, detailing the events surrounding one evening in the kitchen of the restaurant. Jones's, is going through turmoil in his personal life and is affecting his work, especially this evening where when it rains it pours.
- Full cast
Directed by: Philip Barantini
Written by: Philip Barantini & James Cummings
Producers: Hester Ruoff, Bart Ruspoli
Starring: Stephen Graham, Vinette Robinson, Alice Feetham, Hannah Walters
- Stephen Graham as Andy Jones
- Vinette Robinson as Carly
- Alice Feetham as Beth
- Hannah Walters as Emily
- Malachi Kirby as Tony
- Izuka Hoyle as Camille
- Taz Skylar as Billy
- Lauryn Ajufo as Andrea
- Jason Flemyng as Alastair Skye
- Ray Panthaki as Freeman
- Lourdes Faberes as Sara Southworth
- Áine Rose Daly as Robyn
This is very well written and beautifully performed. Stephen Graham, really brings his character to life, as he does with everything to be in. The fluttering of Jones's temper and general character is masterful and most likely just wouldn't have landed if the part was cast differently.
This is a film made for cinema, in my opinion, one-shot films just are. They don't transfer as well to the small screen so if you get the opportunity to see it in a cinema do it.
It's gripping from start to finish, you buy into characters very early on, and the ending is dramatic but I will say no more for those who haven't seen it.
The film received four nominations: Outstanding British Film, Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer (writer James Cummings and producer Hester Ruoff), Best Actor in a Leading Role (Graham) and Best Casting (Carolyn Mcleod), and it is easy to see why.
Go watch it, I rate it 4/5
Want to watch it? find it on amazon