Film Review - The Riot Club

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Last night I went to see the film The Riot Club. I saw it advertised a month or so ago when I went to see Jersey Boys at the cinema and I knew it was right up my street!

I don't really go to the cinema very often. My bestie Jess has a Cineworld card thingy so she can go whenever she wants but that is so not me. I just think it is so expensive and quite unsociable because you can't speak to the person you are with. I would generally rather wait for something to come out on DVD.

Unless of course it is something I really want to see. e.g. the Hobbit, the Hunger Games or the Riot Club!

I went to the Curzon on Victoria Street which is great because you can drink wine whilst you watch the film. I like that. Plus the chairs are really big and comfy.

The Riot Club is a film based on the play Posh.
It is about a club of 10 members at Oxford University, who are basically the poshest richest guys at the Uni and are the elite. The club needs new members so they seek out two new ones. The problem is the new member Max Irons (on the right in the picture below) is going out with "a commoner". I'm not going to ruin it for anyone so I will say no more!

The joy of this film is that the three main characters are really hot, particularly Douglas Booth and Max Irons. 

I did enjoy that aspect! I just can't resist a posh boy!

Plus I liked that Natalie Dormer (Lady Margaery Tyrell from Game of Thrones) was in the film (albeit briefly). She is pretty cool.

I like to think this film is slightly unrealistic and is exaggerated, but it probably isn't. Rugby lads in Sussex are bad enough when it comes to "banter" so I'm sure it can get worse.
The Club is apparently a real thing called the Bullingdon Club that David Cameron and Boris Johnson were part of.
Here is what Wikipedia has to say:

The Bullingdon Club is an exclusive all-male unofficial students' club at Oxford University, noted for its wealthy members, grand banquets and boisterous rituals, such as vandalising ('trashing') of restaurants and college rooms

I think if you are a bit anti Public School or think that the above sounds stupid...then this film isn't for you. But I loved it. I would watch it again today if I could and that doesn't happen a lot!

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