18.104.22.168 (Universal, 2010) D: Noel Clarke, Mark Davis, w/ Emma Roberts, Ophelia Lovibond. Rating: NNN; Blu-ray package: NN Rating: NNN
You don't see many crime movies, or female friendship ones, like 22.214.171.124. Four girls - 20ish Londoners - stumble separately into the periphery of a diamond heist, but don't really know what's going on. They're good friends but not always there for each other when needed and brusque about their feelings.
We watch the same three days from each girl's perspective. Shannon (Ophelia Lovibond) goes looking for someone to tell her troubles to, but gets mugged and abducted. Cassandra (Tamsin Egerton) goes to meet her online lover. Again, things go badly. Ditto for Kerrys (Shanika Warren-Markland), who thinks she's found a place to make out with her girlfriend but ends up crashing an armed standoff in the grocery store where Joanne (Emma Roberts) works.
Standard British working-class realism in the acting and visuals ground the ample action and humour, wild plot twists and liberal use of coincidence.
The interviews in the making-of doc tell us little we can't learn from watching the movie, except that directors Noel Clarke and Mark Davis split the technical and acting-related chores.
EXTRAS Making-of doc. English audio. English, French, Spanish subtitles.