Following on the heels of My Beautiful Laundrette, Personal Services, and Prick Up Your Ears, Rita, Sue and Bob Too! is another naughty English movie set in a county where class differences still count. Two school girls from the slums, Rita (Siobhan Finneran) and Sue (Michelle Holmes), lose their virginity on the same night to Bob (George Costigan), a suburbanite unhappy with his frigid wife. The three begin a rowdy romp which ends in Rita’s pregnancy and the exit of Bob’s wife (Lesley Sharp) and children. Alan Clarke directs this social comedy of manners to make the most of its dippy ambiance. The snap, crackle, and pop of Andrea Dunbar’s screenplay reveals that sex rarely solves the problems people hope it will.
Rita, Sue and Bob Too!
Reveals that sex rarely solves the problems people hope it will.