Someone Else
Someone Else (2006)

Commercial filmmaker Col Spector makes the leap to narrative features with this romantic comedy headlined by laid-back Green Wing star Stephen Mangan. Portrait photographer David (Mangan) and his longtime girlfriend Lisa (Susan Lynch) are… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 20, 2006
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Spector, who's a fluid, straightforward director, resists the crutch of music until the final scene when he goes and blows it all by playing something stupid like... a Gary Barlow song.

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Laura Bushell
BBC.com

Someone Else is the top end of indie filmmaking, with a polished script and even shinier cinematography from Trevor Forrest, but it's low-key enough not to verge onto Richard Curtis territory.

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Martin Hoyle
Financial Times

Too shapeless and unplotted; and Mangan's not-too-ruffled rueful affability hails more from sitcom land.

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David Jenkins
Total Film

Performances and script are both first-rate, but what really rivets is how scarily /familiar/ it all feels, from the listless rebound romances to the forced insularity of post-breakup bachelorhood. Superb stuff.

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Steve Watson
Film4

A muzak rendition of Take That's 'Back For Good' plays over the montage that ends the film. It seems a fittingly empty conclusion to a story that never really engages with its audience.

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Tim Evans
Sky Movies

Debut writer-director Col Spector draws out richly detailed performances, particularly from Mangan, and the script is bursting with all-too-familiar break-up clichés that can only have been drawn from bitter experience.

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