Eye For Film >> Movies >> Big Men (2006) Film Review
Reviewed by: Amber Wilkinson
Cillian (Louis Paxton) is a devoted grandson to Sean Connery fan Isaac (Clin Stirling Whyte) but it’s clear that they have more of a father/son relationship than anything else.
Cillian has recently moved out to be with his wife-to-be (Kim Chapman) but he pops round with groceries – provided he can remember the Bond-themed password – and talks to his Grandad like an equal, not an elder.
It’s his stag night but Isaac won’t come out – he feels ill (you sense he often does) but will tragedy strike?
Ruth Paxton captures the relationship between the men well, despite the generation gap. The acting is accomplished and the story enjoyable enough, if slightly predictable. It feels a little overlong in places – with the stag night, in particular, dragging. The grand-standing aspects work less well than when Ruth Paxton’s script concentrates on the nuances of relationships - it is these exchanges that give this film its heart.Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2006