Film Screening 28th April, 2016

Poster for Grimsby


7:30 PM, 28th April, 2016

  • MA
  • 83 mins
  • 2016
  • Louis Leterrier
  • Sacha Baron Cohen, Phil Johnston, Peter Baynham
  • Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, Rebel Wilson, Penélope Cruz

Grimsby is Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest comedy. Yes, the man behind Borat, Brüno, The Dictator and Ali G is back.

The film follows two orphan brothers who were separated when they are adopted by different parents as children. Now, 28 years later, Sebastian Grimsby (Strong) has grown up to be one of MI6’s top assassins, while Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby (Cohen) has become a simple-minded football fan and a father of nine kids living with his latest girlfriend (Wilson). Upon finally discovering his long lost brother’s location, Nobby decides to seek him out, unaware that he is about to interrupt Sebastian on a crucial mission and inadvertently put the entire world in danger. Now, with both of them on the run and wrongfully accused, the two brothers must team up to save the world – whether they like it or not.

Grimsby presents Cohen with yet another opportunity to display his ability to excel in awkward and non-politically-correct comedy. Strong and Cohen have a good onscreen chemistry and work together to ably deliver several memorable comedic moments. As with most (if not all) of Cohen’s previous efforts, this film has created some controversy for portraying the English town of Grimsby in a negative light by attaching its name to Cohen’s uncouth character. Perhaps the people of Grimsby should lighten up and enjoy the film for what it is: Cohen again making the audience both wince and laugh at the same time.

Robert Bourke