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It's A Lot review

Femi Oyeniran makes his directorial debut in this woeful comedy

A lesson in yoof vernacular: “It’s a lot” is a phrase that tends to be uttered in exasperation when something’s just too much to handle.

You might want to use it to describe a film like this. Making his directorial debut, Femi Oyeniran ( Anuvahood ) also plays Shawn, who’s so sick of the silver spoon stuffed in his mouth that he transfers to an inner-city college – then promptly totals his dad’s car and has to raise the funds to fix it.

Riffing on Ferris Bueller, Fresh Prince and any number of better London-set comedies, It’s A Lot is filled with good intentions but, sadly, is just fatally unfunny.

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Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.