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Best (2000)

The life story of former Manchester United football legend, George Best.

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Mary McGuckian
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Lynch ... George Best
Ian Bannen ... Sir Matt Busby
Jerome Flynn ... Sir Bobby Charlton
Ian Hart ... Nobby Stiles
Patsy Kensit ... Anna
Cal MacAninch ... Paddy
Linus Roache ... Denis Law
Adrian Lester ... Rocky
David Hayman ... Tommy Dougherty / The Barman
James Ellis James Ellis ... Dickie Beal
Roger Daltrey ... Rodney Marsh
Clive Anderson Clive Anderson ... Interviewer
Sophie Dahl ... Eva Haraldsted
Stephen Fry ... Frazer Crane
Dave Duffy ... Limosine Driver
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The life story of former Manchester United football legend, George Best.

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With the world at your feet, what is there left to tackle?

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Best - Jogando Com O Destino See more »

Filming Locations:

Isle of Man See more »

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Dolby

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Color (Technicolor)
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Patsy Kensit, who plays Anna, is one of the housemates in Big Brother (UK) along with Callum Best, George Best's real life son. See more »

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Strikeout
Performed by Blues & Grooves with The 'Power Play' Horns
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One of the worst movies I saw this year
10 July 2002 | by minavaganteSee all my reviews

You have to be thankful for small favours, so I am thankful for having seen the original version of this movie, 'cos I'm sure an Italian dubbing would have accomplished the hard feat of making this movie worse. First, the lack of continuity is so big it jumps (and dances) in front of you: how come Best's accent is so strong at the beginning and almost gone near the end? how come he arrives in Manchester has a teenager and three years later looks fortyish? This movie lacks rhythm, it doesn't have a story and doesn't go anywhere. This movie lacks insight: we are told the life of a man who was good at football and who one day starts drinking, gambling and womanizing out of the blue. We await for an explanation of any kind, but to no avail. However, Best is portrayed as a "poor victim": a victim of what? Of the fact that someone gave him big money to run around a ball? Please!!! This movie lacks acting, so badly it hurts: only Ian Bannen delivers, but he has to put with lines from an alternative version of the "Symposium" that make him sound like a cheesy Socrates (the philosopher, not the footballer). A particular shame in this department must be bestowed upon females. I would not dare saying "female characters": Sophie Dahl is better than Patsy Kensit (go figure!); the latter would have found it easy to play this role, since she's been married to a lame imitator of Best's excesses (a Gallagher, in case you didn't know), but she can't even draw from personal experience. This movie lacks football, and it lacks it a great deal: if I knew nothing about this sport I would find the "coreographed scenes" ridiculous. Also, why re-enact famous matches only to film them with a 1960's-telly effect?

For this, and many more reasons, this movie lacks directing. It looks as if it's been directed by a large group of people who don't speak to each other, and it feels like a long bad tv commercial (what about that Irish choir?). Oh, and about the music, I haven't seen a single British movie that didn't feature "Come up and see me" by Steve Harley/Cockney Rebel: can some charity up there ship some new music to British Filmmakers? I don't want to go on forever, but the re-enacted scenes are another shame of this movie: you get actors filmed with a lousy filter and then pasted over an 80s (or 70s or 60s) background: it doesn't make sense, and it totally sucks. Like this whole movie.


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