Dogging: A Love Story
Dogging: A Love Story (2009)

Director Simon Ellis, the driving creative force behind the award-winning short film Soft, makes his feature directorial debut with this romantic comedy starring Luke Treadaway, Kate Heppell, Justine Glenton, and Richard Reddell.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 26, 2009
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David Jenkins
Time Out

Tonally, the film is a shambles, clumsily veering from cheeky romance one minute, to crass 'that bloke just spunked on my windscreen!' japery the next.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

I don't know how much Newcastle Brown you'd need to put back to make this film tolerable.

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Nicholas Barber
Independent on Sunday

The cast members have enough charm to make you wish you were seeing them in a film that didn't seem like such a terrible, terrible idea.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

A feeble smut-fest of impressive tonal weirdness, which had me sniggering with it, at it, and in spite of myself.

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Tim Evans
Sky Movies

A premise this barking was never really going to work - Heppell and Treadaway's romance plays out like a Byker Grove tryst relocated to a Hartlepool knocking shop - and some of the all-too-authentic night vision scenes will struggle to find an audience.

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Matthew Turner

Despite strong work from its supporting cast, Dogging: A Love Story remains something of a disappointment, thanks to an irritating lead character and a poorly developed script.

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Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)

Sordid, squelchy, bare-bottomed comedy is still the order of the day. And pretty feeble it is, too.

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Jane Crowther
Total Film

Dogging limps along like a three-legged mutt, neither dirty enough to titillate smut-seekers nor sweet enough to coax rom-com lovers into overlooking the night-vision humping.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

For a film about people who have sex in public places, this film is strangely sweet and shy about sex. Also in fine British tradition, it plays the romantic plotlines like a charmingly awkward farce.

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