Cashback (2006)

Cashback (2006)
Director: Sean Ellis
Writer: Sean Ellis
Cast: Sean Biggerstaff, Emilia Fox, Shaun Evans, Michelle Ryan
After a painful breakup, Ben develops insomnia. To kill time, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket, where his artistic imagination runs wild.
This Halloween period has been one of the worst ever for horror genre releases, you usually get at least a few entertaining STV releases. Anyway to cheer myself up I've been watching lots of comedy movies that had slipped me by. This Sean Ellis debut feature Cashback being probably the first romantic comedy I've ever fully enjoyed and certainly first I've ever felt the need to do some kind of review for. The fun fact is its not a typical boy meets girl falls in love rom-com. Cashbacks lead is an arts student Ben who decides due to the sleepless nights he's having (brought on from a recent split from his girlfriend) decides to take a night job in a local super market. The surprise twist being he gains at least what he believes the power to stop time, which at first he uses to strip customers who he then draws, he then switches his new found ability towards a cashier hes taken a fancy for. Most of the laughs come from the misfits Ben works with, which are typically the kind of people you'd expect working such an unsociable shift. The films a real treat for those seeking something a little more odd from their comedy.
(7½ out of 10)

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