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Tides review – laughter and loneliness on a narrowboat

A group of friends embark on a boating trip – but despite the beauty of the countryside not everything is shipshape in this understated dramaLikable, laid-back and low-key, this indie Brit movie from first-timer Tupaq Felber takes its characters on a bittersweet midlife trip on a narrowboat down Surrey’s beautiful River Wey. We get crisp black-and-white cinematography, heartfelt performances and relaxed, improv-type dialogue.The story is about three male actors between jobs, mates from way back, like The Inbetweeners 30 years on. In vague charge of their river holiday is Jon (Jon Foster), then there’s Simon (Simon Meacock) and Zooby (Jamie Zubairi). For the first bit of the journey they share the boat with their friend Amanda (Amanda Rawnsley), who has to leave early to go to a w she has a bit of difficult shared history with one of the guys. Rawnsley shows how tense her character is about the amount of money she owes for her reduced share of the boat hire and food, a supposedly casual negotiation in which her own status and friendships within the group are at stake. After drinking heavily together, the bantz kicks in and they’re all hysterically laughing at each other like Ricky Gervais mocking Karl Pilkington. Afterwards, the brutal hangover accelerates the group’s mood swing towards seriousness. Continue reading...

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