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The Mysterious Michael A
Reviewed by: Angus Wolfe Murray
The only thing mysterious about Michael (Nicholas Jones) is that he doesn't get it off with Margaret (Joanna Bowen) when she's obviously gagging for it.
This is a film with HUGE potential that delivers only a little surprise. Where have I heard that before? From Margaret?
Michael looks dull. Not a good start. He's on the cusp of middle age - bald spot, cardigan, tummy - and is most precise in the way he speaks. He is also old fashioned (polite) and almost certainly wipes the lavatory seat before use.
He takes a room for 28 days in Margaret's B & B. She's a single mum, who likes to dress for play (if you know what I mean) when she's tired of being a husbandless wife. Michael behaves as if he doesn't know she exists. He's a writer and you know what they do - live in their own world, of course.
Nothing much happens. Michael goes on being boring and Margaret remains dressed. But there is a little twisty ending to give the film purpose. It doesn't make much sense unless Michael is a nutter and he doesn't seem to be.
Ahhh, I hear you cry, those are the ones to watch!
Now you can, courtesy of writer/director Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon.Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2006