Naked (1993)

Naked (1993) is the third Mike Leigh film I’ve watched and I thought it was fanastic. It deals with isolation and homelessness among other things.

David Thewlis in the lead character is absolutely brilliant. His performance, and all of the actors really, convey a sense of realism that you don’t often see in films.

Thewlis’ conversation with the ‘Archie the Scotsman with a Tick’ is so funny that I found myself watching the same scene five times. Part of the scene was improvised and is very entertaining.

If you like director Mike Leigh’s films for their realism and interesting characters then the special edition of Naked from the Criterion Collection will make a great rental. I’m considering adding it to my collection. It comes with an extra disc of supplementary features.

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