The Full Monty Season 1 Video Mp4 Download Movie
Wayward father Gaz becomes a partner in crime when his daughter Destiny finds herself in trouble.
Was there anyone, truly, who left The Full Monty wondering what these lads would be up to in three decades’ time?
The 1997 film was a complete work in itself, with few plot threads left dangling and no cinematic universe necessary. Hulu’s new sequel, also titled The Full Monty, doesn’t offer an obvious justification for its own existence either. There’s no inciting incident that brings us back to Sheffield, and no motivating goal once we’re there. The most explicit homage to the movie’s famous dance number plays (amusingly) like maybe the cast joked that they wouldn’t do the routine again if they had a gun to their heads.
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As a brief prologue notes, the eight-episode season picks up 26 years, seven prime ministers and eight Northern regeneration policies after the picture left off. In some ways, much has changed. Lomper (Steve Huison) is unhappy to learn in the premiere that today’s youth are offended by the name of the café he owns with his husband (Paul Clayton), especially as he hadn’t realized “Big Baps” was meant to be a double entendre to begin with. The old-timers who gather in the booths to grumble about “what’s wrong with this country,” like Gerald (Tom Wilkinson) and Darren (Miles Jupp, a new addition to the core gang), can commiserate. Meanwhile, Horse (Paul Barber), an even older old-timer, struggles to understand what “hashtag bloody Me Too” is to begin with.
In other regards, though, not much has changed at all. The city looks possibly even more run-down than it did back in the day. The shabby theater where the guys once put on their Chippendales-inspired act has long since crumbled into ruin. The local school, where Dave (Mark Addy) serves as caretaker and his wife (Lesley Sharp) as headmistress, is beset by structural damage and ever-stricter budget cuts. The local hospital, where Gaz (Robert Carlyle) works as a porter, is so severely understaffed that nurses have taken to over-medicating psych patients to make them easier to handle. Nor is life much easier for the next generation: Gaz’s teenage daughter, Destiny (Talitha Wing), is barely scraping by in class and struggling with an unstable home situation at her mom’s.