8 Minutes Idle

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If you get much weirder they're going to sack you

8 Minutes Idle Synopsis

Dan Thomas has always taken the path of least resistance - in his work life, home life and love life. When Dan finds himself kicked out of the family home, he's faced with no option but to secretly move into the call centre where he works. Suddenly, everything that he's previously taken for granted - a well-stocked fridge, clean clothes, his friends, his self respect, even his beloved cat - are either disappearing or conspiring against him. As Dan's work/life balance spirals dangerously out of control, he's forced to break out of old habits and to dare to do something he has never had to do before - really care about someone other than himself.

8 MINUTES IDLE is a quirky romantic-comedy about the perils and traumas of your first job - when enforced promotion, murderous parents, and homelessness get in the way of true love. Based on the award-winning novel by Matt Thorne.

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  • Credits
    • Starring:
      Tom Hughes, Ophelia Lovibond, Montserrat Lombard, Antonia Thomas, Pippa Hayward, Paul Kaye
    • Director:
      Mark Simon Hewis
    • Producers:
      Sarah Cox
    • Screenplay:
      Nicholas Blincoe, Matt Thorne
    • Executive Producers:
      Christopher Moll, Steve Jenkins, Charlotte Walls
    • Sales Agent:
      iFeatures
    • Credits summary:
      Creative England, BFI and BBC Films present in association with Matador Pictures, Cinema Six, Regent Street Capital at the City of Bristol an Arthur Cox/iFeatures production
    • Certificate:
      15
    • Running time:
      86 mins
  • Release Dates
    • Released
      February 14th 2014

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