Cert: 15 Runtime: 83 mins Director: Louis Leterrier Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, Isla Fisher, Rebel Wilson, Penlope Cruz and Ian McShane
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Sacha Baron Cohen is the Marmite of the British film society, you either love him or hate him! I love the man and what he has made for himself from the humble beginnings of Ali G to the not so great The Dictator. Baron Cohen has returned to his British homeland and Grimsby seems to be the target. So what is Grimsby about? Macho tough guy Sebastian (Mark Strong) is MI6’s most deadly assassin. He also has a big brother named Nobby (Sacha Baron Cohen). They were adopted separately as children and couldn’t be more different. Nobby is a dim-witted football hooligan who lives in the northern fishing port of Grimsby with his nine children and girlfriend (Rebel Wilson). But he’s always yearned to be reunited with his sibling. Now, after 28 years apart, he learns of Sebastian’s whereabouts. But the super-spy has just uncovered a plot that puts the whole world in danger. On the run, he turns to the only person who can help: Nobby!
Grimsby is another great spy-esk comedy this trend is very fresh and I enjoy it. Not Baron Cohen’s best but not the worst either. It’s such a simple plot there would not be much of a point divulging into it. The film did what it was created to do make toilet humour! This is some extreme toilet humour but I fricking loved it! I was very surprised with Mark Strong’s casting here but his chemistry with Nobby was pure hilarity. He truly did just go with the flow and really made some comedy gold. Baron Cohen as always is his extreme self and there isn’t much more I can say about his performance. The majority of characters like Wilson, Fisher and Cruz were very second rate not much development for them. If you are don’t like these kind of films don’t watch it. But if you just want an utter chuckle Grimsby is a good film. It’s utterly shocking at some point and Baron Cohen really breaks the mould with it. The ending does give a great speech about lower classes and politics. Grimsby is a film that needs to be viewed people!