8 Minutes Idle (2014)
Movie: 8 Minutes Idle
- Director: Mark Simon Hewis
- Stars: Ophelia Lovibond, Antonia Thomas, Paul Kaye, Tom Hughes, Luke Newberry, Montserrat Lombard, Pippa Haywood, Jack Ashton, Robert Wilfort, Leigh Quinn, Sarah Buckland, Angela P. Martinez, Divian Ladwa, Roddy Peters, Richard Turton-Trigg
- Release Date: February 14, 2014
- Run Time: 86 min
- Genre: Comedy
Based upon Matt Thorne’s award-winning novel about life in a call centre, “Eight Minutes Idle” is a warped urban comedy about what it really means to put your life ‘on hold’! Dan Thomas has always taken the path of least resistance – in his work life, home life and love life! But when Dan finds himself kicked out of the family home, he’s faced with no option but to secretly move into the call centre where he works. Suddenly, everything that he’s previously taken for granted – a well-stocked fridge, clean clothes, his friends, his self respect, even his beloved cat – are either disappearing or conspiring against him. As Dan’s work/life balance spirals dangerously out of control, he’s forced to break out of old habits and to dare to do something he has never had to do before – really care about someone other than himself.