Sunday 22 September 2019

Thank You Come Again review: 'It all seems a bit old-fashioned'

2 stars

John Sweeny, John Kennerk, Dannii Byrne in Thank You Come Again
John Sweeny, John Kennerk, Dannii Byrne in Thank You Come Again
Paul Whitington

Paul Whitington

Begun some years ago but struck by tragedy when one of its actors, Steve Harris, died in a dreadful accident, Stephen Clarke Dunne’s bawdy comedy is set in a Dublin sex shop called, you guessed it, Thank You Come Again.

The owner and his assistants spend most of their time bickering and operating a surprisingly enlightened returns policy, but the discovery of a handful of jewels changes everything.

Well sort of: nothing much happens in this film, which was made for half nothing and is full of giddily overwritten scenes involving eccentric customers and a confession box sequence that feels like bad Dave Allen.

It all seems a bit old-fashioned.

(18, 105mins)

Irish Independent

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