Broadsheet Trailer Park: I.T.



What you may need to know.

1. “love at first sight may sound trite but it’s true, you know, I could list the details of everything you ever wore or said, or how you stood that day…”

That, dear reader, sums up my relationship with Anna Friel since that fateful day in 1992 when she walked into Brookside and Stole away my heart (insert thieving scousers joke here) and so as a consequence I’ve sat through so much dross over the past 24 years simply because she was in it (Marian Keyes‘ Watermelon anyone?).

Twenty four years I’ve waited for Anna  while she’s been involved in long, tempestuous relationships with first David Thewlis and then Rhys Ifans. At this stage I’m beginning to wonder is she really just playing hard to get or have I misjudged the whole nature of our relationship….

In her latest movie I.T. she stars as the wife of Navan’s own Pierce Brosnan.

5. Brosnan plays the part of Mike Regan. CUE MOVIE VOICEOVER MAN:

“a self-made man who has it all: a gorgeous wife (Friel), a beautiful teenage daughter (Scott) and a sleek, state-of-the-art smart home. His company is on the verge of changing the aircraft leasing business forever, when his relationship with Ed Porter (James Frecheville), his I.T. consultant, goes bad. Mike soon finds himself in a deadly high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse when Ed starts stalking Mike’s daughter and using technology to threaten his family, his business, … and his life.”

6. Personally, I don’t mind Brosnan. I know he acts like somebody is shining a really bright torch in his eyes and bizarrely for an Irish actor he had one of the worst Oirish accents in movie history in Evelyn (2002): “der’s no laws in dis cuntree dat’s gonna keep my dawterr away fromee”, but he also has moments of utter fabulousness like The Matador (2006) that make me think he could be brilliant with the right script.

Bertie’s Verdict: When two people you like collaborate if can be great like Sparks & Franz Ferdinand  or it can be poisonous like Bob Dylan & Keith Richards at Live Aid. This one looks more like the badly tuned guitars in Philadelphia

Release date: September 26 (UK)

20 thoughts on “Broadsheet Trailer Park: I.T.

  1. Aidan

    Parts of this were filmed in Belfield last summer – UCD students and graduates might spot O’Reilly Hall and the steps of the Arts building in the trailer.

  2. Peter81

    -Hey IT – Is the network broken? My keyboard isn’t working

  3. DubLoony

    Tries to make IT more exciting than usual Start Wars vs Star Trek conversation, livened up by occasional Dr. Who.

    And if you don’t want cameras recording stuff in your house, don’t install them.

  4. mauriac

    Brosser does good sitting in private jets .see the very good The Ghostwriter for another example.

      1. Bertie Blenkinsop Post author

        Carol’s Da in Fair City is a current favourite.
        He seems to be from Dub-a-lin toww-winn.

  5. Spaghetti Hoop

    Here Bertie,
    Following your last trailer park review, I ended up watching the entire This is England suite of epic drama for the third time AND savoured The Watchman at the weekend. Stephen Graham is brilliant in it, it leaves unanswered questions, is close ,tense, personable and proper English grimy. My kind a film. If you review a Disney / Pizar film I’ll never speak to you again.

    As for Brozzers, I like the guy,,,but you failed to mention that wonderful Irish film of his much applauded here on this site….clue…Cadburys chocolate bar…..

  6. lolly

    Can Bertie please keep the trailer park gig. the other blogger (blagger) bloke is just painful to read. I haven’t even watched the vid but felt the need to comment. it took me a few years longer to fall for Anna Friel but he is spot on. Also as he got there first so I would never stand in his way (unless I happen to be bump into her in a nightclub in New York or something)

  7. Evian

    How does this John Moore guy keep getting work? Every film he has made has been nothing short of appalling. Every film.

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