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Should I watch it again?


I was recently trying to watch Secrets & Lies but I had the feeling which I usually do with films that don't interest me; I try to think about the critical acclaim it got and how good people said the film was while watching it but it didn't work out. I couldn't even finish the film. I am a HUGE fan of Leigh's Naked, but I was wondering if I should try to challenge myself and watch the film again? The parts with the birth mother and her daughter were very good, but I kept finding myself droning along in the scenes with Timothy Spall and all the damn random things that happen to him such as when the original owner of the store comes in half-drunk and criticizes him. Again, all points aside, should I try and watch this film again? This is the second Leigh film I've seen and his other work seems a little iffy in my opinion.

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Thanks haha, I'll re-watch it again later when hopefully I will be more attentive and responsive towards the plot.

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@TheRegularHuman Well once you've seen Naked, it's all downhill. How do you beat Johnny the street philosopher? You can't.

You might have fun spotting the characters from Naked - the security guard, the waitress - but if you didn't like S&L the first time, then why bother watching it again?

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Why not? It's a great film.

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