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Film: 4.3.2.1

4.3.2.1 is a British comic-dramatic crime thriller co-directed by Noel Clarke (who also wrote the script and played one of the supporting characters) and Mark Davis. It stars Emma Roberts, Tamsin Egerton, Ophelia Lovibond and Shanika Warren-Marland.

The film follows four young women over three days in London and New York as they try to deal with personal problems and get slightly mixed up in an international diamond heist. Think of it as a British version of Go and you wouldn't be a million miles off.

This film contains examples of:

  • Big Applesauce: About a quarter of the film is set in New York. The rest is in London.
  • Billing Displacement: Noel Clarke's prominence on the poster is not justified.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Kelly
  • Blond Guys Are Evil
  • The Cameo: Several, mostly in the New York section (Mandy Patinkin, Eve, Kevin Smith, Alexander Siddig). Noel Clarke, meanwhile, approaches M. Night Shyamalan levels of self-adoration (say what you like about Shyamalan, but at least he hasn't appeared on any of his films' posters); he plays Emma Roberts' boss and having written the script, he has her describe him as hot ("Strangely sexy though").
  • Dawson Casting: It's not clear exactly what age the girls are but since college is mentioned and they all live at home (apart from ultra-rich Cassandra), they are most likely around 18 or 19, which means this trope is mostly averted except for the 23-year-old Ophelia Lovibond [Shannon] (who ironically looks the youngest of the girls).
  • Direct-to-DVD: Like Emma Roberts' other British movie Wild Child, this never got a theatrical release in the US.
  • Driven to Suicide
  • Extreme Doormat: Jo, who lets her sister take advantage of her and her boss push her around. She later lampshades it, and notes she is sick of it.
  • Fanservice: Shannon has a shower scene (although she's shot from the shoulders up - she's also the only one of the four who doesn't have an underwear scene), Jo appears in a swimming costume and later in her underwear for absolutely no reason other than 'just because', Cassandra lounges in her underwear in her hotel room before having a sex scene, and then there's Kerrys who for various reasons, mainly her long detailed lesbian sex scene that goes on far longer than necessary, is essentially the Ms. Fanservice of the film.
  • Fake American: English actress Helen McCrory as Jo's mother.
  • Girl on Girl Is Hot
  • Jerkass: YMMV, but there are plenty indisputable ones like Manuel and Gwen.
    • The main characters may count too considering the abuse they give Shannon (they may have been wrapped up in their own lives but seem to be needlessly antagonist towards her).
      • Jo at least, has an excuse. The store was being robbed and she had a gun in her side. She was trying to get Shannon to leave to save her life.
  • Lesbian Jock: Kerrys. We don't actually see her play sports, but she's obviously in ridiculously good shape, pulling off moves that would make a Slayer pause.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Kerrys... sort of. Her aggressive personality is more along the lines of a Butch Lesbian but she wears tons of makeup, has long hair and wears very conventionally sexy clothing. Her girlfriend, on the other hand, is a straight Lipstick Lesbian (no pun intended).
  • Plucky Girl: All four main characters.
  • Police Are Useless: Seems to be what the characters believe considering the fact that in Cassandra's story she doesn't call them and in Joanne's story they don't tell the truth to the police.
    • Cassandra does say that she call the police if her own investigation doesn't work, and she just wants to do it herself.
    • Jo couldn't say anything since Tee was still right there, but she does turn him in later.
  • Red Herring: The first time we see Kerrys, she seems downright villainous pulling a gun on Shannon, and the (chronologically earliest) scene establishes her as violent. In fact, she's just doing it because she is trying to stop Shannon from jumping off a bridge, always wanted to order someone down with a gun and is, well, an idiot.
  • Simultaneous Arcs
  • Spiritual Successor: To Go.
  • Tempting Fate: "Nothing's going to happen to same store two nights in a row". Particularly since the audience already knows what will happen.
  • Title Drop: The code to Cassandra's panic room.
  • Twofer Token Minority: Kerrys is black and a lesbian.
  • Virginity Makes You Stupid: Cassandra starts out like this.
  • What Could Possibly Go Wrong?: "Five days, four girls, what could possibly go wrong?" Cue Kelly also on the plane.

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