"A smart and savvy comedy delve into the notion of sisterhood set largely in the confines of a London nightclub and its women’s toilet, the pacy and enjoyably racy Powder Room is a low-budget delight, brimming with terrific performances (especially from lead Sheridan Smith) and scintillating dialogue." - Mark Adams, Screen Daily
The film is being hailed as 'the British BRIDESMAIDS', though it's not just a film about women:
"The odd, rather terrific thing is that even though – or perhaps because – the film is all about women, it becomes much more about people than a film doing the more usual thing of looking at the relationships between the sexes could ever manage." - Deborah Orr, The Guardian
Directed by MJ Delaney, POWDER ROOM is set in the women's toilets of a nightclub, and concerns the increasingly complex exploits of Sam (Sheridan Smith), a somewhat 'uncool' young woman desperate to fit in and gain the respect of her peers. Inspired by unguarded conversations heard by writer Rachel Hirons in Soho nightclub loos, it's a frank and honest look at the personal crises faced by its young characters. There's a strong connection with music too, as the film features fictional all-female rock band 'Fake Club', and co-stars Kate Nash who is best known for her pop music career.
The movie's already critically acclaimed; to quote but a few:
"...a striking piece of work. It's very funny and very fresh..." - DigitalSpy
"...a riotous new Britflick... a candid — sometimes funny, sometimes sordid — take on a London night out, with all the sex and drugs and rock ’n’ roll that implies." - Evening Standard
"One suspects that it would be more fun to go to the film with a crowd of friends, then talk about it, than it would be to go to the nightclub." - Deborah Orr, The Guardian
High praise indeed, and we think Deborah's right. See it in cinemas from tomorrow (6th December).
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