CAST: Steve Coogan, Isla Fisher, Shanina Shaik DIRECTOR: Michael Winterbottom
The story of self-made British billionaire Sir Richard McCreadie, whose retail empire is in crisis. For 30 years he has ruled the world of retail fashion, bringing the high street to the catwalk and the catwalk to the high street. But after a damaging public inquiry, his image is tarnished. To save his reputation, he decides to bounce back with a highly publicised and extravagant party celebrating his 60th birthday on the Greek island of Mykonos.
The farcical satire earns a sense of gravity, and humour gives way to silence when necessary.Ella Kemp, Culture Whisper
A heady cocktail of absurdity and profundity, laced with a generous measure of cutting one-liners in a film that builds into a scathing commentary on a world where the rich keep getting richer and the poor are merely collateral damage.Allan Hunter, Screen International