DVD Comes a Bright Day

DVD Comes a Bright Day
DVD Comes a Bright Day

Run time: 91 min
Rating: 6.0
Genres: Romance
Director: Simon Aboud
Writers: Simon Aboud
Stars: Timothy Spall, Imogen Poots, Craig Roberts
A romantic thriller set during the armed robbery of one of London’s most exclusive jewelers.
Country: UK
Release Date: 13 July 2012 (UK)


  1. I wouldn't use any extreme words to describe this film. It's not 'fantastic' or 'hysterical' or 'must see'. But it is interesting and unusual.The story of a jewelry heist gone very wrong and the three hostages awaiting resolution in the rarefied atmosphere of an elite London antique jewelry shop , it is fairly quiet, reserved,occasionally funny ;and occasionally jolting, stressful,violent.Except for a few scenes, it all takes place in one interior ,so it feels very much like a play.

    I wasn't familiar with any of the actors except my hero, Timothy Spall, but they were all spot on.And it was very interesting to me that the five main actors all pretty much had equal time. There was no one person that 'made the picture.' For me, the story and the characters all felt very authentic and believable, and the pace never felt lagging or forced. The unexpected elements were the romantic interludes- a grief struck gentleman remembering the love of his life,a fairy tale-like story told to distract a worried hostage; a psychopath mesmerized by an opera aria; and they all contributed to making a heist/hostage film something quite different and out of the ordinary.I really enjoyed it.

  2. This is a film I've been tracking for a while through develoment as it has some quality throughout the production and acting teams. I have to say the team have done a great job of blending romantic comedy with adventure action – finally, a movie that has something for me and the lady in my life…It reminds me of the classic London BritFlick films such as LockStock but less comedic and updated to feel more realistic. London looks beautiful, the cast are beautiful and the script beautifully written. It twists and turns and in some places isn't fully explained – but I'm not sure that's a negative – more a sign of a robust storyteller at work. I'd like to know more about the team behind this as it is shot in a unique way that adds to the 'new feel' of the film. It also reminds me just how stunning the city is as a backdrop for such fim making.

  3. I couldn't believe that there weren't many reviews for this movie because i think it is underrated. The acting from Craig Roberts & Imogen Poots was spot on. I couldn't think of anyone better to play the roles of Sam and Mary. Sam's slightly shy but slick personality is brilliantly portrayed by Craig Roberts as in 'Submarine', where he plays a similar awkward, shy character. Comes a bright day has a very good storyline to it as it never got boring and I wanted to keep watching. There is a comical aspect to this movie but isn't overpowering. I can't wait to watch it again, the type of movie you just need to watch to know what it's all about, a must see!

  4. The imbalance caused by the reviewer from New york is a shame. He talks about IQ over 70, but he obviously didn't understand this movie. It is robust and well acted and there certainly is chemistry between the leads. Don't be put off by this American misery. Well worth your time! By the way I have an IQ of 149 and couldn't fault it.The pace is consistent, the locations are excellent, and any appearance by Timothy Spall is a bonus. I feel the Brits do this sort of caper far better than Hollywood, especially considering the low budget, you don't need bucket loads of cash thrown at a project to make sure it's good, or a "star name". Let's appreciate it for what it is and leave the criticism for those megabucks movies from USA that leave you cold, and waste your time!

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