That Sinking Feeling

Bill Forsyth | 1980 | ★★★★
Charismatic performances, leisurely pacing, and inspired comic detail combine to oft hilarious effect, in Forsyth’s charming low budget heist comedy, in which several unemployed Glaswegian youths formulate a plan to rob a vanload of stainless steel kitchen sinks from a local warehouse – a plan that involves dressing in drag, slipping a mickey to a bakery van driver, and learning several rather confusing hand signals. Unsurprisingly, things don’t go entirely to plan, but – with this being a Bill Forsyth film, populated as it is by a band of ridiculously affable characters – no one really seems all that bothered anyway. Delightful.