I've heard about this film from several forums: it's about an English mining town, the town mine (about to be shut down), and the town band... played by Grimthorpe Colliery Band. In fact, I was so curious that I went and ordered the DVD which arrived today. So Mrs. Toots and I sat down this evening to watch it. Great music... no doubt about it. BUT!..... the bloody thing is advertised as a COMEDY!??? What is so funny about people getting thrown out of work, running up horrendous financial burdens, families on the point of breaking up, individuals to the point of "utter despair", and an honorable gentleman dying of "black lung"? I totally enjoyed the movie... but folks, if you are looking for a "musical comedy" to sit down and watch with the kids... LOOK ELSEWHERE! I suggest "South Pacific", or any of the other Rogers and Hammerstein films! But if you don't mind a bit of a "tear jerker" plot line in order to listen to some VERY tasty Brass Band music then go ahead and check this one out. But please... it really ain't very funny. I think James from Philly would relate well to this film.