Boiling Point is set in a restaurant over one night of service and cleverly shot in one take.
The kitchen is large and modern, so you don’t get the realistic feeling of being stuck in a small space, with noisy dishwashers and hot ovens. But I can imagine the corner shape was perfect for the videographer.
Here we meet a diverse range of staff members with their own personal issues. The head chef, Andy Jones (Stephen Graham) shines in the role. His night doesn’t start well with a downgrading from a food inspector.
Things feel like they happen organically. But some of the events don’t go anywhere and you wonder why they were included. Somehow an awful lot happens in just a few hours.
I wondered why the front of house manager forgave her coworker so easily after a blunt verbal argument. The patrons range from friendly to annoying. There are no random food swaps, just a nut allergy and you can predict where that will end.
Boiling Point is aptly named and excels at its craft.
Boiling Point is showing as part of the upcoming British Film Festival.