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Powder Room review

Drama in the toilet queue

Kate Nash snorts cocaine in a toilet. Jaime Winstone pisses in the street. And Sheridan Smith’s got a red wine stain on her bum.

Sex & The City
this isn’t, set entirely in a grungy London nightclub where Smith’s inertia-gripped social climber Sam gets caught between the crassly loveable chums of her past (such as Winstone) and the pretentious high-flyers of her present (Nash).

First-time director MJ Delaney mixes style with big laughs, and though the film stumbles over the occasional am-dram bum note, Smith balances it all out as the likeable girl next-door.

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Joshua Winning

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.