Release dates: UK – June 3, 2001
Official site: n.a.
Director: Peter Webber
Writer: Richard Cottan
Genre: Drama
Film Locations: London, England
Plot Summary: Men Only tells the story of a group of five aging mates who play football together every Tuesday night. Growing older they are now losing almost every game but don’t care because as soon as the match is over they hit the pubs and the clubs. Football becomes less and less important and gradually their lives spiral downhill with all of the partying they do. Men Only tackles a quite controversial subject and is intended strictly for an adult audience. However right from the opening few scenes it grabs you with the phenomenal performances as well as the great writing and direction.

Some worry about how this film implies that certain behavior is acceptable, I don’t agree. Men Only is about investigating these five men and their struggle with their identities and the competitive nature men have. There is something very primal about this story that resonates and shows the competitive nature of men and their relationships, in such things as sports, sex, drugs, etc. There is a constant competition between the five men with the conflict between Mac, the doctor and Stephen Moyer’s character, Jason, at its center.At the time, Stephen Moyer was not as well known as he is today, and therefore, Men Only had a relatively unknown cast but they all gave superb acting performances.

In brief, Men Only is sheer class and an utter masterpiece all round. Each character has flaws and is presented in a very real way. I think this is an excellent film, extremely well written and one of Stephen Moyer’s best performances. I rate it a 10!

  • Stephen Moyer … Jason
  • Marc Warren … Mac
  • Martin Freeman … Jamie
  • Daniel Ryan … Des
  • Razaaq Adoti … Dwight
  • Esther Hall … Katie
  • Jenna Russell … Lyn
  • Kerry Godliman … Louise
  • Zoe Telford … Alice
  • Marianne Jean-Baptiste … Gemma
  • Gina Isaac … Polly
  • Jamie Glover … Robert
  • Amanda Abbington … Trina
  • Leah Fitzgerald … Steff
  • Gary Pillai … Vijay
  • Archie Lal … Raj
  • Illona Linthwaite … Therapist
  • Nicholas Tizzard … Declan
  • Simon Molloy … George Beaty
  • Rosalind March … Elaine
  • Alexander Newland … Kenny
  • Hugh Ross … Dr. Sharp
Producer(s): Simon Heath … co-producer
Jake Lushington … producer
Sanne Wohlenberg … line producer
Original Music: Edmund Butt
Cinematography: Julian Court
Editor: Kate Evans
Casting: Toby Whale
Production Design: n.a.
Art Direction: n.a.
Set Decoration: Sophie Newman
Visual Effects: n.a.

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  1. God help me, cuz I love me some Jason. You can have all of the rest of these guys. I would have been willing to just watch Jason traipse around from disaster to disaster; frying pan to fire. What’s that song…Beautiful Disaster? that’s Jason. I won’t go on too long about him, but I think this role is yet another Stephen Moyer conundrum or paradox (I’m not sure which). While Jason may appear to be the most damaged (he did some really screwed up things), he also (IMO) was the most self-aware of the bunch.

    It was a real treat to watch the co-dependent relationship between Jason and Mac (played nicely by Marc Warren). On the surface, it seems a classic duel between good and evil, replete with the image of the proverbial ‘fair haired boy’ (Mac). But here again, everything may not be exactly as it seems. (Ok, I have to stop before Lynnpd comes to beat me down.)

    btw, Marc Warren was recently in the movie ‘Wanted’. He played the Repairman.

  2. Okay…….
    I have searched everywhere and cannot find this to watch??
    sorry….if its obvious, but I can’t find it.

  3. Funny you say that because at the end of season 2 when Bill is proposing to Sookie, I think he looks a lot like Paul Rudd in that scene.

  4. I asked my daughter the other day something about Martin Freeman and she didn’t know. “I thought you knew everything about Cumberbatch and Freeman” I said. “No I don’t” she answered. “But I know mostly everything Stephen Moyer does” I said. “That’s because you’re a stalker” she said. “I am not a stalker. I just follow him on Twitter and FB and fan pages” I said. “You’re a stalker” she said haha I still don’t think I am a stalker! :) and she wasn’t so interested when I told her that Martin and Stephen has been in the same movie even Martin and Benedict is her top favorit actors :)

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