At the FeckenOdeon we seem to make a habit of finding films that the main circuits couldn’t be bothered to show. “Dough” is just such a film. It’s a truly British comedy featuring Jews and Muslims and drugs… and old people and young people…. And that’s probably the reason the posh London critics couldn’t understand it. It’s about young and old of mixed races and religions helping each other and, if it has a message, it puts it across on a charming and gentle way. Yes, there are drugs… and it’s no spoiler to say that they get into the bread mix… and if there’s a message it’s to say that not all drugs destroy lives -
There are some delightful performances from a whole array of British stalwarts -
“Martin McDonagh’s fiercely written, stabbingly pleasurable tragicomedy stars a magnificent Frances McDormand; watching it is like having your funny bone struck repeatedly, expertly and very much too hard by a karate super-
Mildred Hayes’ daughter has been murdered. Weeks pass by and the investigation has gone nowhere. Mildred decides to move things on by hiring three billboards to goad the police into action… but that’s not all she does. This is a comedy, very black, very brutal but funny… only sometimes it hurts when you laugh!