Friday, 6 December 2013

"Powder Room" (The Guardian 06/12/13)

Powder Room (15) 86 mins **

Oh, here we go: the semi-inevitable, semi-inevitably cackhanded British attempt to summon up one-gazillionth of the interest generated by Bridesmaids or Girls. MJ Delaney’s film explores various resistible ways of opening out Rachel Hirons’ stageplay “When Women Wee”, set over one evening in a Croydon nightclub’s loos: attitudinous musical interludes, in-yer-face puking inserts, cutaways to Kate Nash snorting coke to the accompaniment of a comedy bugle. When the pottymouthing stops, it emerges Hirons has points to make about female status anxiety – but Powder Room is still only as empowering as anything else that might go out on ITV2 after the watershed.
Powder Room opens in selected cinemas from today.

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