Lucky Break Very Annie Mary

03/05/2004
  |  Buy to Own: 03/05/2004
  |  203 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

A double bill of British comedies. In 'Lucky Break', following a failed bank robbery, affable crooks Jimmy (James Nesbitt) and Rudy (Lennie James) find themselves locked up for a lengthy stretch in HM Prison Long Rudford. The pair soon discover that the prison governer has written a musical based on the life of Nelson, and offer to stage the show for him, thus providing themselves with cover for an escape attempt. However, as the night of the big break approaches, Jimmy's fledgling romance with prison support worker Annabel (Olivia Williams) threatens to cause problems. In 'Very Annie Mary' Annie Mary (Rachel Griffiths) is stuck in a small Welsh village, living under the domineering influence of her Pavarotti-impersonating father Jack (Jonathan Pryce). She dreams of breaking free and finding a life of her own. But when Jack has a stroke and Annie is forced to look after him, she finds that she has even less time for herself. Then, when she finally does gather the courage to rebel, it seems like the whole village wants to get involved.