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Rita; Sue and Bob Too


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  • Actors: Michelle Holmes; Siobhan Finneran; George Costigan
  • Directors: Alan Clarke
  • Writers: Andrea Dunbar
  • Producers: Sandy Lieberson
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Film4 Library
  • DVD Release Date: April 22, 2011
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004XNNV1K
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136,523 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Bradford teenagers Rita and Sue regularly baby-sit for successful suburbanites Bob and Michelle, whose comfortable lifestyle is in striking contrast to their own bleak existence. One evening, when Bob is taking them home, he suggests a detour to the moors.

Impressed by his flashy car and worldly ways the girls are smooth-talked into a three-way sexual relationship that becomes very much part of their lives. At first, it's a bit of a laugh, but people are quick to point the finger and the affair is soon in the open.

The film was enthusiastically received for its sharply humorous social commentary and was given prestigious screening slots in Sundance Film Festival, in the Directors' Fortnight section of Cannes Film Festival and the Berlin Film Festival.

The master for this film has been retrieved from Film4 library’s extensive archive. The film was originally mastered for playback on the VHS machines and the standard definition televisions of the time. The quality will not be as good as a film which has been digitally re-mastered to be shown on high definition wide screens. We have opened up our archive, in order that films which might not otherwise be on release on any format, are available for dedicated film enthusiasts who want the opportunity to watch them.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By ianphillips@uk.dreamcast.com on November 24, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
Rita, Sue And Bob Too was adapted by Andrea Dunbar from two of her own controversial plays. Rita (Siobhan Finneran) and Sue (Michelle Holmes) are two teenagers living on a run-down council estate in Bradford who both share a job babysitting for Bob (George Costigan) and Michelles (Lesley Sharp) children. Whilst giving them a lift home one night, Bob decides to take Rita and Sue up to a deserted, country-side landscape. Clearly knowing what he has in mind, Rita and Sue are only too happy to oblige and both have a sexual encounter with him that becomes a regular occurence. Despite the blatant politically-incorrect nature of the film, this does emerge as a somewhat controversial, though enduringly amusing film that has a sharp, gritty undertone. The film shifts direction half way through but shrewdly brings the characters all back together again and the ending is hilarious! Michelle Holmes, Siobhan Finneran and George Costigan (all respected T.V actors/esses) play their parts perfectly, displaying a raw and instinctive edge to their characterisations. The film was released in the mid 1980's and has stood the test of time, still making enjoyable viewing today. Worth watching.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Daniel J. Hamlow HALL OF FAME on July 25, 2003
Format: VHS Tape
So goes the opening bluesy-pop song of the movie, which accompanies Sue's drunken and unkempt father tottering back to his flat in the slum area of a Yorkshire town. Well, the obvious thing to do, as the songs says, is to catch the action in this drama spiced with ...profanity, and laughs in a sleeper hit that was released in 1986, ...
Rita and Sue are two teenagers who seem to be in either sixth or seventh form at school. They occasionally babysit for Bob and Michelle, who live in a nice house in the town's suburbia. One evening, Bob, a suave and handsome man in his early 40's, drives them home, only to stop at the moors and tells them about his marital problems. Rita cheekily says, "Tell us another one" as she and Sue giggle. The conversation ends with Sue, and then Rita lying flat against the car's reclining front seats while Bob has [a physical encounter]with them. After their first experience with [a physical encounter], Rita wonders if Bob will take them up here again. Sue replies, "Oh he will. Make no mistake about that." Afterwards, they look forward to house-sitting, which ends up in having a "jump", pronounced "jawmp", with Bob at the moors.
Given their quality of life, Bob is a step up for the two girls. He represents the thing they aspire for. He has a nice car, nice house, and wears nice clothes. And they are pretty, though not exactly fashion models, so what prospect do they have for a boyfriend, and for that matter, for someone permanent?
What is a man to do with a frigid wife? Bob thinks [a physical encounter] is nothing to be ashamed of, while Michelle, more puritanical, is put off by his wanting it more than once a week. She agrees to try, but then says, "I wish you wouldn't put your tongue in me mouth.
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By j m union on August 2, 2014
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Still as good after all these years and excellent service and delivery thankyou
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