Meantime (1983)

A working-class family in London's East End is struggling to stay afloat during the recession under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's premiership. Only the mother Mavis is working; father Frank and the couple's two sons Colin, a timid, chronically shy individual and Mark, an outspoken, headstrong young man, are on the dole. This situation is contrasted by the presence of Mavis's sister Barbara, and her husband John, whose financial and social loftiness appears to be a comfortable facade over the unspoken soreness of a lackluster marriage.

Directing:
  • Mike Leigh

Writing:
  • Mike Leigh

Stars:
Release Date: 1983-10-16
themoviedb icon 6.7/10
  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 102
Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
Coxy
Tim Roth
Tim Roth
Colin
Marion Bailey
Marion Bailey
Barbara
Phil Daniels
Phil Daniels
Mark
Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina
John
Tilly Vosburgh
Tilly Vosburg...
Haley
Paul Daley
Paul Daley
Rusty
Peter Wight
Peter Wight
Estate Manager
Eileen Davies
Eileen Davies
Unemployment Benefit Clerk
Pam Ferris
Pam Ferris
Mavis
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