Thursday, 11 February 2010

[299] Beyond the Pole (2010) Review

Back in the UK, and straight on with quite a cluster of reviews. First up is a piece on a charming Brit-indie-Arctic-buddy comedy movie called Beyond the Pole. It's an underdog; I think it deserves some support. It is starting a run at the ICA in London tomorrow (details here). Otherwise, check the official website for further screening information here.

From the off, Beyond The Pole is quirky and distinct. The idea to base what is otherwise a Brit-Bromance comedy around an Arctic expedition is a good one. It gives a fresh outlook on what is otherwise quite a straightforward, entertaining romp - a low-budget, affable flick that has heart, conscience and, most importantly, a sense of humour.

Featuring a cast of slightly notables and barely familiars from the television and comedy worlds,
Beyond The Pole tells the story of two young chaps and their ambition to be the first unsupported, carbon-neutral, organic and vegetarian expedition to the North Pole.

Read the full article here.

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