A bit of a change of direction in that Piss Off, I Love You isn’t a film, but a TV series…and here we go!
Here we have a “fish out of water” sitcom. The fish being the writer, director, producer, and star Jessie McCormack, as an American presenter brought over to London to present a series highlighting the differences between the UK and the USA.
As well as the cultural differences, Sandy/‘Murica, played by Ms. McCormack, also has to deal with her not being the first choice for presenter, and a rapidly diminishing budget for the show._
The first show is mainly a set up episode, which shows us the cast being assembled amidst the producer’s domestic turmoil, and some less than co-operative subjects for the planned and spontaneous interviews.
A Jolly Good Pilot
I’ll be honest, for me it seems like this is going to be a jolly nice little series. It is very fresh in that there are plenty of references to the ongoing political situation, and the supporting characters are just a wee bit larger than life; enough to be amusing and make the point, but not so much that they become caricatures.
In the trailer there is a scene where Sandy is trying to make a Guardsman laugh, except that he’s obviously not a Guard! (Bearskin incorrectly worn; Grenadier Guard jacket but Scot’s Guard bearskin.) Having said that, I may be taking it totally out of context, so I won’t worry too much.
All in all this was an enjoyable, amusing little episode and I look forward to the rest of the series.
Movie Grade: B+
Don’t miss your favorite movie moments because you have to pee or need a snack. Use the RunPee app (Androidor iPhone) when you go to the movies. We have Peetimes for all wide release films every week, including Matrix: Resurrections, Spider-Man: No Way Home, and coming soon Morbius. We have literally thousands of Peetimes—from classic movies through today's blockbusters. You can also keep up with movie news and reviews on our blog, or by following us on Twitter @RunPee. If there's a new film out there, we've got your bladder covered.
Former teacher, lecturer, homelessness administrator, pharmacy dispenser now happily retired, happily married, and a very happy granddad. I live next to the Mersey but on the side Daniel Craig and Taron Egerton come from rather than the side the Beatles came from!