7.2/10
80,735
176 user 137 critic

Cashback (2006)

R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 9 May 2008 (UK)
After a painful breakup, Ben develops insomnia. To kill time, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket, where his artistic imagination runs wild.

Director:

Sean Ellis

Writer:

Sean Ellis
Reviews
Popularity
3,945 ( 220)
3 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Cashback (2004)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Ben is an art college student in London, whose imagination runs wild as he works the late-night shift at the local supermarket. What do he and his colleagues do to pass the long, endless hours of the night?

Director: Sean Ellis
Stars: Sean Biggerstaff, Emilia Fox, Stuart Goodwin
Metro Manila (2013)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Seeking a brighter future in megacity Manila, Oscar Ramirez and his family flee their impoverished life in the rice fields of the northern Philippines. But the sweltering capital's bustling... See full summary »

Director: Sean Ellis
Stars: Jake Macapagal, John Arcilla, Althea Vega
The Proposal II (2015)
Short | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The famous little red box of Cartier entwines three stories of love from the French Capital.

Director: Sean Ellis
Stars: Nicolas Bridet, Anne Charrier, Ana Girardot
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Seduced by Jung, killed by hate, redeemed by history. In 1905 a 19-year-old Russian girl suffering from severe hysteria is admitted into a psychiatric hospital in Zurich. A young doctor, ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Faenza
Stars: Iain Glen, Emilia Fox, Craig Ferguson
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A film set in a strange afterlife way station that has been reserved for people who have committed suicide.

Director: Goran Dukic
Stars: Patrick Fugit, Shea Whigham, Tom Waits
Enora (2016)
Short | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Enora, a young humanoid alien, crashes on earth in an Italian forest during WWII. Wounded, she leaves the crash site and loses her ocarina, a precious object she desperately needs in order to call for help and to get back home.

Directors: Sami Kali, Benoît Monney
Stars: Isabelle Campiche, Sean Biggerstaff, François Nadin
The Broken (2008)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

After seeing herself drive down the street, Radiologist Gina McVey unravels a mystery centered around a broken mirror.

Director: Sean Ellis
Stars: Lena Headey, Ulrich Thomsen, Melvil Poupaud
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A bestselling crime novelist who is desperately looking for a new story hones his focus on the apparent suicide of a small-town woman, an aspiring model who thought she was the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe.

Director: Gérald Hustache-Mathieu
Stars: Jean-Paul Rouve, Sophie Quinton, Guillaume Gouix
TiMER (2009)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

If a clock could count down to the moment you meet your soul mate, would you want to know?

Director: Jac Schaeffer
Stars: Emma Caulfield Ford, Scott Holroyd, Kali Rocha
Cash Back (2016)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Cindy needs money to have an abortion, so she decides to rob a candy store which her boyfriend works for to get the money. However her boyfriend refuses to give the money to her.

Director: Yifan Xiao
Stars: Susan Cernas, Giovani Florido
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Super November is a hugely ambitious mixture of mumblecore-style romantic comedy and Orwellian dystopia. Clydebank librarian Josie (Josie Long) is all loved up and has found her soulmate in... See full summary »

Director: Douglas King
Stars: James Allenby-Kirk, Shabana Akhtar Bakhsh, Sean Biggerstaff
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A delusional young man strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet.

Director: Craig Gillespie
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Ryan ... Suzy
Sean Biggerstaff ... Ben Willis
Erica Ellis Erica Ellis ... Canteen Lady
Jay Bowen ... Steve Jenkins
Shaun Evans ... Sean Higgins
Kenneth Fahy Kenneth Fahy ... Art Class Life Model
Stan Ellis Stan Ellis ... Art Class Teacher
Katie Ball Katie Ball ... Art Class Girl
Emilia Fox ... Sharon Pintey
Stuart Goodwin ... Jenkins
Celesta Hodge ... Deer Girl in Sainsbury's
Nia Roberts Nia Roberts ... Woman at the Till
Michael Dixon ... Barry Brickman
Michael Lambourne Michael Lambourne ... Matt Stephens
Hatti Riemer Hatti Riemer ... Old Lady at Deli Counter
Edit

Storyline

When art student Ben Willis breaks up with his girlfriend Suzy, he develops chronic insomnia after finding out how quickly she moved on. To pass the long hours of the night, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket. There he meets a colorful cast of characters, all of whom have their own 'art' in dealing with the boredom of an eight-hour-shift. Ben's art is that he imagines himself stopping time. This way, he can appreciate the artistic beauty of the frozen world and the people inside it - especially Sharon, the pretty and quiet checkout girl, who perhaps holds the answer to solving the problem of Ben's insomnia. Written by pyratio

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Sometimes Love Lets You Keep The Change See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic nudity, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

9 May 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Cashback See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,878, 22 July 2007

Gross USA:

$25,343

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,294,291
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Frank Hesketh receives an "introducing" credit. See more »

Goofs

In the Zola Budd flashback scene the young Ben in shown watching the 1984 Olympics. This puts the year of Ben's birth in the mid to late 1970s which would make him late twenties/early thirties in the present, but the adult Ben is clearly portrayed as an undergraduate student of about twenty. The ages would be correct if the main body of the film was set in the mid 1990s but to accept that would involve too many anachronisms (references to texting, Sainsburys uniforms, cars in the car park, etc.). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ben Willis: It take approximately 500 lbs to crush a human skull. But the human emotion is a much more delicate thing. Take Suzy, my first real girl friend. My first real break-up, happening right in front of me. I never thought it was going to be similar to a car crash. I've slammed the breaks, and I'm skidding toward an emotional impact. So, is this all my fault? Me, Ben Willis. It's funny what goes through your mind at a time like this. The two and a half years we spent together. The ...
[...]
See more »

Crazy Credits

Before the credits roll there's another video of Barry doing a dangerous BMX stunt. This time it works, though, and he doesn't fall flat on his face. See more »

Connections

Features Left Turn (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Scratch My Back
Performed by Rick Cardinali
Written by James H Moore (BMI)
Published by Campbell Connelly & Co Ltd on behalf of Embassy Music Corporation
Courtesy of Novello & Co Ltd
Licensed with kind permission from Music Sales Film & TV
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A rare film that really stands out!
11 July 2006 | by ira2004See all my reviews

Having seen the film a few times, I can really say: 'I don't think there is a person out there who wouldn't enjoy watching this great piece. It's a formula that works beautifully. It is cool - without being pretentious. It is beautiful and sexy - without being cheesy. Very few films touch a chord in you. This film certainly does that. I think, those individuals who express a lot of negativity towards the film - have issues. Deal with them first - then watch the film. Being a regular cinema visitor and very familiar with the standard of films we get fed, I can happily and confidently confirm that this film is a gem that really shines!


240 of 324 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 176 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed