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Secret Society Review


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The Secret Society in question is one of large women... sumo wrestling. Daisy (Charlotte Brittain) has a self-esteem problem due to her weight, but boyfriend Ken is into her. Eventually she ends up in the sumo scene, conquering her fears and problems in a big competition the likes of which you've never seen -- The Big Tease and Strictly Ballroom are recalled. Akin to Muriel's Wedding, Secret Society doesn't have nearly as many laughs, sadly. Interesting premise, but it's a small one. No pun intended.

Get Real Review


Weak

Often funny and relentlessly bittersweet, "Get Real" is the story of a barely-closeted English teenager and his clandestine affair with his school's star athlete.

A coming-out parable set inside a rather generic high school angst dramedy, it attempts a balancing act between gay flick and teen flick but ends up coming off more like an unjustly R-rated after school special.

Adapted for the screen by Patrick Wilde from his play "What's Wrong With Angry?," the movie stars mostly unknown Brits in cookie cutter roles which are re-animated by respectable, honest performances that almost make up for the predictability of the story.

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