The British Guide To Showing Off
The British Guide To Showing Off (2011)

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Simon Foster

The gay abandon of the OTT event is covered extensively, to the point where one begins to feel rather wallflower-ish, like being the only one at the party not taking drugs.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

I enjoyed the film, but I cannot describe the lengths I'd go to or the excuses I'd offer to avoid attending one of these entertainments.

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Xan Brooks

Benstock's film is affectionate, indulgent and clearly in love with its subject...

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Graham Young
Birmingham Post

Simply becomes a series of talking heads like Ruby Wax, interspersed with animated sequences and boring meetings.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

It's a real celebration of camp British eccentricity, and it refutes Logan's assertion that the world has gone totally grey.

Christopher Neilan
Little White Lies

How absolutely bloody marvellous.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Jes Benstock's documentary is a big glittery hug of a celebration.

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Matthew Turner

Impressively directed and nicely structured, this is an engaging and enjoyable documentary that serves as an affectionate celebration of one of Britain's most colourful characters.

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

As a cherishable example of alternative British culture, it makes you wonder why this isn't the orthodoxy while the rest of the rubbish that sometimes passes for Anglo-Saxon fun and entertainment is demoted to the counterculture.

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