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4.3.2.1. (which stands for "4 girls, 3 days, 2 cities, 1 chance") is a 2010 British-American crime thriller film directed by Noel Clarke and Mark Davis, written by Clarke and starring Emma Roberts, Tamsin Egerton, Ophelia Lovibond, Shanika-Warren Markland, Mandy Patinkin, Helen McCrory, Kevin Smith, Susannah Fielding, Camille Coduri and Clarke.[2] It was released on 2 June 2010.

4.3.2.1.
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Original film poster
Directed byNoel Clarke
Mark Davis
Produced byDamon Bryant
Dean O'Toole
Noel Clarke
Written byNoel Clarke
StarringEmma Roberts
Tamsin Egerton
Ophelia Lovibond
Shanika Warren-Markland
Mandy Patinkin
Helen McCrory
Kevin Smith
Noel Clarke
Music byAdam Lewis
CinematographyFranco Pezzino
Edited byMark Davis
Mark Everson
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • 2 June 2010 (2010-06-02)
Running time
117 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
United States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$1,163,967 [1]

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PlotEdit

Four 19-year-old friends: Joanne, Cassandra, Shannon, and Kerrys, all meet one other at a diner, where they see Dillon and Smoothy. As the police turn up, Dillon and Smoothy run off and Dillon accidentally drops a stolen diamond into Cassandra's bag. The four girls then walk out and go their separate ways home.

Shannon returns home just as her mother is leaving her father. Jo calls Shannon over to the supermarket where she works, but tells her to leave as soon as she arrives. When she refuses, Dillon kisses Jo, upsetting Shannon, so she grabs a Pringles tube from the shop and runs away.

After getting drunk at a bar, Shannon is attacked by a gang and then taken in by Kelly, who saved her. Shannon finds out that Kelly is searching for "15 diamonds". One is already in Cassandra's bag, and the rest are in the can that fell out of Shannon's bag when she was attacked. Shannon escapes and retrieves the can, then leaves a message informing Jo about diamonds. Shannon's story ends with her holding the diamonds above a bridge, suggesting she is about to commit suicide. Jo, Cassandra and Kerrys appear to threaten Shannon into handing the diamonds over.

Second, the story moves onto Cassandra, who visits New York City to meet up with Brett, whom she has met on the internet, and audition for a piano school. She has sex with Brett and in the morning finds all her possessions gone, except for her handbag, which contains a diamond. She also finds a letter written by Shannon's mother explaining why she left. She mails it to Kerrys' house to deliver it to Shannon.

She goes to Brett's house to find that Brett is a stalker who hacked into Cassandra's computer, taking videos of her. When the fake Brett comes, she knocks him out and erases the footage and proceeds to take photos of his genitals as revenge. Cassandra forces her way into an impromptu audition with Jago Larofsky and wins a place at his school. She then leaves to go home to London, telling Jo she knows where Shannon is.

Third, the story of Kerrys is explored. After witnessing her brother Manuel receive a package with instructions from Dillon and Smoothy, Kerrys and her girlfriend Jas break into Cassandra's flat and stay there for the weekend. When the two girls escape from the panic room, they angrily force everyone out of the flat. Kerrys goes home and finds Shannon's mother's letter that Cassandra had sent her. After making amends with her father, she steals Manuel's new car to find Shannon, but crashes the car into Jo's shop.

Jo, who works at a 24-hour supermarket with Angelo, begins to become suspicious of her new manager, Tee. It later emerges that Tee has been working with Dillon and Smoothy to deliver the diamonds, but one is missing. Dillon and Smoothy come to get the money, but find that Tee has betrayed them, keeping the money for himself, and they hold up the store in retaliation.

When Shannon arrives, Jo tries to make her leave and Dillon kisses Jo, whom unseen to Shannon, is at gunpoint. Shannon leaves, stealing a tube of Pringles, and Dillon and Smoothy escape, leaving Tee with the 14 diamonds, which Tee had hidden in the tube of Pringles that Shannon stole. The next day, Jo realizes that Shannon has the diamonds, and when Tee is about to be shot by Kelly, Jo rescues him before Kerrys crashes Manuel's car into the shop. Jo helps Kerrys escape and leaves a note and a DVD implicating Tee, but when he tries to run, Angelo attacks him and Tee is then arrested by the police.

Cassandra returns with the last diamond. She meets Jo and Kerrys and they go to find Shannon. They talk her down and give her the letter, comforting her. They put the 15 diamonds together, give them to the police and fly to New York City with Kelly also on the plane.

CastEdit

Critical receptionEdit

The film has received mixed reviews from critics. On film review website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an overall rotten 34% rating from critics, based on 29 reviews.[3]

Peter Bradshaw from British newspaper The Guardian and Wendy Ide from The Times both gave the film a negative review.[citation needed] Bradshaw said the film is "all over the place", also deeming that the acting is on the "torpid side", and Ide believed the film "might just claim back a small corner of the multiplex audience from the relentless onslaught of cynical Hollywood garbage" and described the film as "mostly" bad.[citation needed]

SoundtrackEdit

4.3.2.1.:
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
Released28 May 2010 (2010-05-28)
Recorded2009–2010
GenreFilm soundtrack
Length63:38
LabelSony Music Entertainment
ProducerNoel Clarke
Singles from 4.3.2.1.: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  1. "Keep Moving"
    Released: 28 May 2010

The soundtrack was released on 28 May 2010 by Sony Music Entertainment.[4]

  1. "Keep Moving"- Adam Deacon & Bashy featuring Paloma Faith
  2. "No Bullshit" – Bodyrox
  3. "When I'm Alone" – Lissie
  4. "Ya Get Me" (Movie Snippet) – Adam Deacon
  5. "On This Ting" – Adam Deacon
  6. "A Different Light" – Kerry Leatham
  7. "Bend Over" (Movie Snippet) – Kevin Smith & Tamsin Egerton
  8. "Better Days" (Revox) – Speech Debelle featuring Micachu, Wiley and Incredubwoy
  9. "I Wanna Party" – Mz Bratt
  10. "Don't Look Back" – The Union Exchange
  11. "Go Home" – Eliza Doolittle
  12. "Do You Fancy Me?" (Bluff) – Kerry Leatham
  13. "No Significance" – Davinche featuring Henriette Bond
  14. "Drunk Girls" – Stefan Abingdon
  15. "Paradox" – WKB featuring Myles Sanko
  16. "Dance Flor" – Davinche
  17. "This Year" – Mz Bratt featuring Griminal
  18. "Forever" – Ashley Walters
  19. "She's a Gangsta" – Bashy featuring Zalon
  20. "You Took My Shopping" (Movie Snippet) – Tamsin Egerton
  21. "Typical Actor" – Adam Deacon
  22. "Pretty Young Things" – Bodyrox
  23. "My Size Kid" – Adam Deacon
  24. "Strangely Sexy Though" (Movie Snippet) – Emma Roberts

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "4.3.2.1 (2010)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  2. ^ O'Hara, Helen (17 September 2009). "Noel Clarke Begins Shooting 4.3.2.1". Empire. Retrieved 31 October 2009.
  3. ^ "Rotten Tomatoes Ratings". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 11 February 2011.
  4. ^ "4.3.2.1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". Discogs. Retrieved 8 December 2018.

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