Reality Check

TITLE: BAD BEHAVIOUR

DIRECTOR: LES BLAIR

THE BOTTOM LINE: An improvised movie drifts engagingly toward some small, simple truths about improvised lives.

IN LIEU OF RENOVATING HER LIFE, Ellie McAllister (the luminous Sinead Cusack) decides to renovate her loo. Redecoration instead of redirection: it is probably the most pervasive of middle-class sublimations.

But fixing up the bathroom is never quite as easy as it seems. For one thing, all these strangers start trooping through your house, your life, dragging their tools and their problems behind them. This being Kentish Town, in the north of London, they all want a cup of...

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