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Stars: Les Dennis, April Pearson, Nathan Clarke, Anthony Head

Director: Adam Oldroyd

Long-time TV comic Dennis proves himself a capable actor in this largely entertaining little piece which casts him as Stupendo, a pudgy, washed-up psychic, possibly with some real powers, but at the end of his tether, who finds his home invaded in the night by burglars Eva (Pearson) and her troubled Indian sidekick Dom (Clarke).

They're ostensibly after old Stupendo's savings, but Eva is searching for something else, and keeps asking the old hack about his being in Great Yarmouth in 1982 as a medium.

She tells him a story about a soldier who never came back from the war, leading to her mother's suicide. In return, he tells Dom that he is cursed to die at dawn.

Then the psychic's long-suffering agent (Head) arrives, looking for his wallet. It turns out that Supremo has proved as adept at picking pockets as pulling the wool over an audience's eyes.

There are lots more twists and unexpected turns of events before the storythreads fit together. Performances are decent, with Head in particular proving a dab hand at black comedy, and music by Michael Csonyi-Wallis complements perfectly the darkly comic mood of the film.

It's minor fare but ingenious and occasionally funny. Despite some sexual reverences and mildish swearing, the films seems like a 12A at worst.

David Quinlan

UK 2020. UK Distributor: Munro Film Services. Colour (unspecified).
95 minutes. Widescreen. UK certificate: 15.

Guidance ratings (out of 3): Sex/nudity 0, Violence/Horror 0, Drugs 0, Swearing 0.

Review date: 05 Mar 2022