Meantime (Mike Leigh, UK, 1984)

Mike Leigh’s mood piece Meantime was a brilliantly effective way to transition from TV drama to feature film during the “dark ages” of Thatcher’s Britain. Satisfyingly, its potency remains just as relevant today.
— Top10Films

Tim Roth stars as Colin, a socially awkward young man living with his parents and manipulative older brother, Mark (Phil Daniels) in a council flat in London's East End. Rivals for Colin's attention come from local skinhead, Coxy (Gary Oldman) and his middle-class aunt, Barbara (Marion Bailey). In characteristic form, Mike Leigh takes on Thatcher's Britain with heart and wit.

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