All or Nothing

  • All or Nothing
  • Lesley Manville, Timothy Spall
  • Directed by Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh, the unsparing poet of the British working class (Secrets and Lies), focuses on a taxi driver (Timothy Spall), his cashier wife (Lesley Manville) and their two obese children. Leigh isn't breaking new ground, but he knows how a daily grind can kill love. Strong stuff.

From The Archives Issue 276: October 19, 1978

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