Watch This: 44 Inch Chest Official Trailer with Ray Winstone
by Alex Billington
December 3, 2009
From the writers of Sexy Beast. That's the tagline for the film, which should help it do well in the UK. 44 Inch Chest stars a brilliant cast of British actors including Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Tom Wilkinson, and Joanne Whalley. It's a conman comedy about British mobster who loses his wife to another man and kidnaps the other man. I can't tell from the trailer, but apparently the whole thing starts to go wrong in the second half. What I love about this is that it's kind of a British Ocean's 11 hybrid, but about a relationship not actually stealing money. I'm looking forward to seeing it - looks fun! Check out the trailer.
Watch the UK trailer for Malcolm Venville's 44 Inch Chest:
Colin is devastated when his wife announces she's leaving him for a younger man, and ends up sprawled drunkenly amidst the wreckage of their final argument. His motley crew of old friends come rally to his aid, but their plot to kidnap the lover and push Colin into revenge is misguided and inept in execution.
44 Inch Chest is directed by first-time filmmaker Malcolm Venville. The screenplay was co-written by Louis Mellis (Sexy Beast, Renegade) and David Scinto (also of Sexy Beast). This just premiered at the London Film Festival a few months back and is being released in the US by Image Entertainment, but doesn't have a release date set yet. We'll be on the lookout for this one and will let you know when it'll be hitting theaters.
Reader Feedback - 23 Comments
This looks great...I love every one of those actors....
ClerksFan on Dec 3, 2009
great cast, will check this out
OCP on Dec 3, 2009
Is it worth hoping that none of these scenes appear in the final 20 minutes of the film?
Collin on Dec 3, 2009
I absolutely love Wilkinson. He is one of the best actors out there and it's worth me seeing it just because he's in it. Some movies you want to see because of the director or the screenplay. I don't even have to know what the movie is about when Wilkinson's a part of it because he gives 110% to any role he's in.
arjones on Dec 3, 2009
this is a good steller cast 44 inch chest Tom willinson i do like Ray winston is not to bad either will wait with abited breath for this one. 🙂
Cineprog on Dec 3, 2009
Abited breath, what, ok, I feel compelled to correct you so you don't walk around sounding like an idiot. I pasted this btw... The correct spelling is actually bated breath but it’s so common these days to see it written as baited breath that there’s every chance that it will soon become the usual form, to the disgust of conservative speakers and the confusion of dictionary writers. Examples in newspapers and magazines are legion; this one appeared in the Daily Mirror on 12 April 2003: “She hasn’t responded yet but Michael is waiting with baited breath”. It’s easy to mock, but there’s a real problem here. Bated and baited sound the same and we no longer use bated (let alone the verb to bate), outside this one set phrase, which has become an idiom. Confusion is almost inevitable. Bated here is a contraction of abated through loss of the unstressed first vowel (a process called aphesis); it means “reduced, lessened, lowered in force”. So bated breath refers to a state in which you almost stop breathing as a result of some strong emotion, such as terror or awe. Shakespeare is the first writer known to use it, in The Merchant of Venice, in which Shylock says to Antonio: “Shall I bend low and, in a bondman’s key, / With bated breath and whisp’ring humbleness, / Say this ...”. Nearly three centuries later, Mark Twain employed it in Tom Sawyer: “Every eye fixed itself upon him; with parted lips and bated breath the audience hung upon his words, taking no note of time, rapt in the ghastly fascinations of the tale”.
Linkwonthechef on Dec 3, 2009
#6 Are you kidding me? Amazing cast. Looks interesting.
risk on Dec 3, 2009
Sexy Beast was truly awesome and that was my first exposure to Ray Winstone (that I can recall), and I thought he was fantastic. This looks like it should be right up there. Decent trailer and there's some absolute heavy hitters on screen. Should be a good one! Now if only they could dust off Don Logan...
DLM Entertainment on Dec 3, 2009
If it's a UK movie then why is it in inches? lol
E on Dec 3, 2009
@linkwonthechef: If you're so worried about 'bated breath' turning into 'baited breath', how come you don't care that 'abated' became 'bated', who cares really, the hardcore word trackers will still no where it comes from. @E: Because they had inches before america did, just america hasn't changed their standards at all, whereas the british use both depending on the situation. This movie does look pretty good, I'm interested, on my to see list.
John I>G> on Dec 3, 2009
Thought this was a site to discuss movies, not spelling and semantics, based on the English lessons provided I am so glad I do not use lifts (elevators), because if there is a chance of getting stuck in one of them with any of you English Teachers watching paint dry may well become my number one pass-time. Good looking film, nice simple plot, should be all about the characters and these actors generally deliver.
scotty on Dec 3, 2009
#6.........are you insane? on the movie: what a cast! i'll be seeing this one for sure.
beavis on Dec 3, 2009
Saw this recently at a film festival and it was fucking amazing.
usonnychiba1 on Dec 3, 2009
damn it I love Ray Winstone! I'll be there for sure
Colt on Dec 3, 2009
Xerxex on Dec 3, 2009
#6... stop bating everybody!
Stan on Dec 3, 2009
Oh hell yes! I'm all over this. This joins two other UK films in 2010 that I'm anxiously waiting for. "London Boulevard" (with Colin Farrell, Kiera Knightly and Ray Winstone) and "Blitz" (with Jason Statham). Both based on great books.
Film Fan on Dec 3, 2009
#6, I 'bate all the time. and, yes. i loved sexy beast. i'll see this.
crumb on Dec 3, 2009
@18 you " 'bate all the time" ? Good grief....
alemap on Jan 7, 2010
@6... i think your addicted to meth... and you may need some help Im Downloading this right now! ill let ya know what i think
DoomCanoe on Jan 7, 2010
Bloody Hell this is a bad film. What a waste of a great cast. Nothing, repeat, nothing, happens Avoid
Lionel Wiggins on Feb 16, 2010
why oh why does something always NEED to happen?? but stuff does happenin this great movie.
mel on Mar 22, 2010
This is the dullest movie I ever saw
lavelle dugramp on Jun 10, 2010
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