YMMV / This Is England

The film contains examples of:

  • Fridge Brilliance: The actor who plays Combo is of mixed ethnic ancestry and, judging from the name, so is the character. This puts the conversation about black absentee fathers in a hell of a whole new light.
  • Funny Moments: Lots.
  • Heartwarming Moments: Woody buying Shaun the Ben Sherman shirt.
    Shaun: I just wanted to say thanks. This has been the best day of my life.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Shane Meadows mentions in the commentary that lots of people told him they felt sorry for Combo even though they didn't like him.

The miniseries provides examples of:

  • Funny Moments: The fight between the skinheads and the biker again.
    • Complete with Flip hamming it up with the immortal line "You are all standing in the danger zone!"
  • Nightmare Fuel: Mick, Lol's father - especially when he appears in Lol's visions/nightmares in '88 and '90.
  • Tear Jerker: Lol's final confrontation with her father, followed by Combo's redemptive act when he stumbles upon the aftermath.
    Combo: "Let me do a good thing..."
    • And Lol and Combo's emotional conversation about everything in the following series.
    • Kelly and Gadget's conversation at the end of the second episode of '90.
    • The entire dinner scene in the third episode of '90.
    • Woody and Combo's reunion, with both brought to tears.
    • Combo and Milky's conversation in the finale, along with Combo being dragged off to his death, begging for his life.