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Naked Movie Review

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For Mike Leigh fans, Naked is a Must-See Movie. For yours truly, it is 131 minutes of talking, only 11 minutes less than Secrets and Lies. It's the story of a man named Johnny (David Thewlis) who talk-talk-talks his way through the flick and eventually is beaten up. See Secrets and Lies review for the reason why I am the Last Person on Earth to be writing one syllable about ANY Mike Leigh movie (although Thewlis is no less an actor here than he is in Black Beauty, Restoration, The Island of Dr. Moreau, etc.). AKA: Mike Leigh's Naked.

1993 (R) 131m/C GB David Thewlis, Lesley Sharp, Katrin Cartlidge, Greg Cruttwell, Claire Skinner, Peter Wight, Ewen Bremmer, Susan Vidler, Deborah MacLaren, Gina McKee; D: Mike Leigh; W: Mike Leigh; C: Dick Pope; M: Andrew Dickson. Cannes Film Festival ‘93: Best Actor (Thewlis), Best Director (Leigh); New York Film Critics Awards ‘93: Best Actor (Thewlis); National Society of Film Critics Awards ‘93: Best Actor (Thewlis); Nominations: British Academy Awards ‘93: Best Film; Independent Spirit Awards ‘94: Best Foreign Film. VHS, LV

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