Eye For Film >> Movies >> Talk To Me - The Complete First Series (2007) Film Review
Any stories about relationships and love these days are usually ten a penny. It’s a rarity to find one that’s usually good let alone one that’s good and a British production.
Talk To Me is a modern take on relationships told through the eyes of several interesting characters all with a common bond - friendship. The script covers all avenues of relationships and tries to discover the real true meaning of love. One of the series' main strengths is making its protagonists thirtysomethings, broadening the scope of the plot, as each character has had enough time to build some life experience making them more appealing to the audience.
Max Beesley is Mitch Moore, a late-night phone-in DJ. Oozing charm and cockiness, he goes about his day with a constant swagger. Not one to hold back, he is known to speak his mind - sometimes offering controversial solutions to his callers' on-air problems. Cruising around London town he is a love-them/leave them kind of guy, leaving a trail of broken hearts behind him as he struggles to commit to any long term relationship. The only woman for him is Claire (Larua Fraser)... however she is marrying his best friend Woody (Joseph Millson) .
Claire dates Woody - who also happens to be Mitch’s producer on his radio show - they have the perfect relationship. But, as with any relationship, they experience highs and lows and even though they know each other inside out Claire is still questioning Woody’s commitment to her.
Throw into this eclectic mix, Claire’s best friend Ally (Emma Pierson) who’s also just happens to be Mitch’s last bed-buddy, Kelly (Kate Ashfield) - Mitch’s sister - a teacher desperate for a child and Scott (Adrian Bower), her husband and reluctant potential father and you have a group of great talking points.
Danny Brockenhursts script is well-paced, funny and littered with twists. Its focus is on relationships but as the people are older it studies how individually everyone’s needs have changed where their careers, marriage and kids seem to be more important now to them than ever before.
The cast are all fantastic. Beesley shines and commands your attention - I cannot imagine the character of Mitch is that much of a stretch for him to play. Laura Fraser is smart and sexy as the woman who comes between two friends. It's a role that’s not easy to play and yet the audience still sympathises with her. Pierson brings extra humour to the screen as she goes on a quest to find the perfect man for her. Millson is an actor I’m not to familiar with but he does a great job as Woody especially during the scenes where he learns of his wife’s betrayal with his best friend. Each character is well fleshed out and is given time to cement individually there own story arcs.
Talk To Me was great viewing, fast-paced, intriguing, funny, and sexy and had me gripped throughout. A welcome surprising change from a group of people to watch out for in the future.Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2007