12 In A Box review

A cynical cash-in on Miranda Hart’s current comic success

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Writer/director John McKenzie's tale of 12 awful people who must stay in a mansion for 96 hours in the hope of winning £1 million is, essentially, a cynical cash-in on Miranda Hart’s current comic success.

The clues are obvious: it was made in 2007, it features a big ol’ picture of Hart on the poster and, of course, she’s hardly in it.

To her credit, the star’s performance as a furious wife is the best thing here, but you can be sure that this abysmally made, catastrophically clunky attempt at comedy will be something she’d rather forget.

Not unlike the rest of us.

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Stephen is a freelance culture journalist specialising in TV and film. He writes regularly for the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, the i, Radio Times, and WIRED.