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8 Minutes Idle (2012)

Based upon Matt Thorne's award-winning novel about life in a call centre, "Eight Minutes Idle" is a warped urban comedy about what it really means to put your life 'on hold'! Dan Thomas has... See full summary »

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Mark Simon Hewis

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Nicholas Blincoe (screenplay), Matt Thorne (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Antonia Thomas ... Adrienne
Ophelia Lovibond ... Teri
Tom Hughes ... Dan
Paul Kaye ... Steve
Jack Ashton ... Ian
Pippa Haywood ... Kathy
Robert Wilfort ... Bryan
Montserrat Lombard ... Alice
Divian Ladwa ... Dev
Luke Newberry ... Jonno
Nick Blakeley ... Caller on Hold
Sarah Buckland Sarah Buckland ... Nurse
Angela P. Martinez Angela P. Martinez ... Eva
Leigh Quinn Leigh Quinn ... Carrie Oke
Jonathan Busby Jonathan Busby ... Donal
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Based upon Matt Thorne's award-winning novel about life in a call centre, "Eight Minutes Idle" is a warped urban comedy about what it really means to put your life 'on hold'! Dan Thomas has always taken the path of least resistance - in his work life, home life and love life! But when Dan finds himself kicked out of the family home, he's faced with no option but to secretly move into the call centre where he works. Suddenly, everything that he's previously taken for granted - a well-stocked fridge, clean clothes, his friends, his self respect, even his beloved cat - are either disappearing or conspiring against him. As Dan's work/life balance spirals dangerously out of control, he's forced to break out of old habits and to dare to do something he has never had to do before - really care about someone other than himself. Written by Sarah Cox

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You can't put life on hold

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Comedy

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The movie was shot in Bristol and had its world premiere at the Bristol Cinema de Lux which itself can be seen in one of the long shots of the city. See more »

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Doing a Poo in the Forest
Performed by Kid Carpet
Written by Edward Patrick
Licensed courtesy of Ed Patrick
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Call centre romance
24 February 2019 | by iancampbellsmithSee all my reviews

Look, it's a nice film,! Entertaining and funny, it's a great British office romance and I think it works. once you see the budget you will be amazed


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Release Date:

15 January 2014 (UK) See more »

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GBP350,800 (estimated)
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