Meantime

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Overview

The film details the travails of a working-class family in London's East End, struggling to stay afloat during the recession under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's premiership. Only the mother Mavis (Pam Ferris) is working; father Frank (Jeff Robert) and the couple's two sons Colin (Tim Roth), a timid, chronically shy individual and Mark (Phil Daniels), an outspoken, headstrong young man, are on the dole. This situation is contrasted by the presence of Mavis's sister Barbara (Marion Bailey), and her husband John (Alfred Molina), whose financial and social loftiness, in suburban Chigwell, appears to be a comfortable facade over the unspoken soreness of a lacklustre marriage.

  1. Mike Leigh

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Marion Bailey

    Marion Bailey

    Barbara

  2. Phil Daniels

    Phil Daniels

    Mark

  3. Tim Roth

    Tim Roth

    Colin

  4. JR

    Jeffrey Robert

    Frank

  5. Alfred Molina

    Alfred Molina

    John

  6. Gary Oldman

    Gary Oldman

    Coxy

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 42m

Budget -

Revenue -

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  • July 23, 1986
    Theatrical

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