130. Cashback (2006)

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7.3 Original and interesting
  • Acting 7.3
  • Directing 7.1
  • Story 7.4
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Starring: Sean Biggerstaff, Emilia Fox, Michelle Ryan

Director: Sean Ellis

Running Time: 102 mins


Cashback is a British film about a man who becomes an insomniac after he breaks up with his girlfriend in a fiery row, so he takes up the night shift at Sainsbury’s to give him something to do at night, and during his work, he uses his imagination to pass the time.

This was a very interesting film, with an extremely weird principal concept, of freezing time whenever you want to do things that you want, however it was actually very cool. I found the aimlessness of the main character, Ben’s life to be very entertaining, as he had hit such a rock bottom that he was able to imagine such incredible things as he did.

Also, the story of this film was very intriguing to me, as it had an interesting outlook on how people in night shifts at supermarkets and alike actually act, and what they have done to end up in the position of working through the night at Sainsbury’s. (I love Sainsbury’s, it’s one of my favourite supermarkets, up there with Morrison’s.)

Anyway, overall, I’ll give this 7.3, for being a very interesting and seemingly original film, along with a good storyline and some very entertaining characters to watch throughout, as well as a very good ending to the film, that was a nice surprise.

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