Had never done any professional reviews so please bear with me =)
CASHBACK, an UK-shot romantic comedy, is about a guy, Ben Willis, who becomes an insomniac after breaking up with his girlfriend. (Much like me sometimes.. yea, now you know why I'm always sleepy and tired. Can't sleep well these days or even sleep at times. Sad right?) Having too much time on his hands , Ben decides to make better use of it by working at the supermarket. Interesting things happen as Ben gets used to the night shifts: being an artist he discovers that he seems to be able to stop time!
What I like about this film is that the story line is rather simple but laced with British humor thus making it funny and engaging. The linearity of the storyline keeps one from getting confused. It has a good reflection of real life relational issues that people experience everyday. A bit of conflict, a bash of anger, parts of sadness and ultimately joy, making one feeling emotionally balanced after watching it.
The film doesn't try to wow you with over-the-top computer graphics like Transformers but rather with good old cinematography with many scenes were portrayed in various interesting angles, making it a rather beautifully-shot film. The romantic final scene of the film with the main couple in the snow is a clear example of this.
Keeping it real I guess forms the root of this film; at the same time, the honest portrait of Ben's life just makes this movie real interesting.
This review is done & submitted by Timberman, 16th July 07.