Academy Awards 1997 -
Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score: Anne Dudley
Sight and Sound - 09/01/1997
"...Rich, consistent humour..."
USA Today - 08/13/1997
"...Comic delight....Spangled with happy surprises and sharp acting..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
New York Times - 08/13/1997
"...[An] irresistible tale....Brightly acted and casually hilarious....It displays tenderness and respect on a par with its great humor..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/13/1997
"...Heart-warming fun with more serious undertones than you might have expected..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 08/27/1997
"...A lovable comedy....THE FULL MONTY belongs in the recent tradition of bittersweet films from Britain that depict working-class life..."
In hopes of raising a few quid after their steel factory shuts down, a desperate group of working-class blokes in Sheffield decide to form an exotic male dance troupe, a la Chippendales, with one difference--despite their, well, average-at-best physiques, they're going to go "the full monty," meaning they'll offer their audience total nudity. Surprisingly bittersweet moments and well-intentioned social commentary imbue this raucous, feel-good comedy from England. Academy Award Nominations: 4, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Original Musical or Comedy Score. Academy Award: Best Original Musical or Comedy Score.