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Anyone seen the accountant?

(the Ben Affleck film that is)

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Was thinking about going at the weekend but from the reviews and the poster of him with a shotgun it looks a bit silly. 

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By mrme89
10th Nov 2016 23:46

It's currently on my usual streaming site as a cam copy. When it goes to HD in a couple of weeks I'll watch it.

I can't justify nearly £15 each to watch a film in a place full of ignorant chavs. I'd rather have wine and a takeaway in the comfort of my own home. Plus I'm tight.

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By RedFive
11th Nov 2016 11:36

mrme89 wrote:

It's currently on my usual streaming site as a cam copy. When it goes to HD in a couple of weeks I'll watch it.

I can't justify nearly £15 each to watch a film in a place full of ignorant chavs. I'd rather have wine and a takeaway in the comfort of my own home. Plus I'm tight.

So you partake and condone stealing?

If you spent many long hours and cash in preparing someones accounts and they just came along and took them for free you would be fine with this, yes?

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By morgani
14th Nov 2016 21:05

mrme89 wrote:

I can't justify nearly £15 each to watch a film in a place full of ignorant chavs. I'd rather have wine and a takeaway in the comfort of my own home. Plus I'm tight.

Our local cinema is family run and is £2.50 each weekdays and £3 each on weekends. A large popcorn is only £3.50 too and all sweets and drinks reasonable.

Makes it a far better experience and means we go regularly.

We have earmarked this as one to see when we get chance too.

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By mrme89
14th Nov 2016 21:18

morgani wrote:

mrme89 wrote:

I can't justify nearly £15 each to watch a film in a place full of ignorant chavs. I'd rather have wine and a takeaway in the comfort of my own home. Plus I'm tight.

Our local cinema is family run and is £2.50 each weekdays and £3 each on weekends. A large popcorn is only £3.50 too and all sweets and drinks reasonable.

Makes it a far better experience and means we go regularly.

We have earmarked this as one to see when we get chance too.

Nearest one to us is £13.60 per adult ticket.

A regular drink and medium popcorn is just shy of £10.

This is up North too where it's supposed to be cheaper because we are all peasants.

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By tom123
11th Nov 2016 07:07

I am possibly going to see it - just got to sort babysitting etc.

Agree the poster looks a bit duff.

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By Shreeveuk
11th Nov 2016 09:16

I actually liked the film, don't go in with any expectations and you will be pleased. Plus there was some good tax advice in there as well.

I hadn't seen Batman vs Superman but my other half told me that Affleck had more charisma, emotion and audience engagement as the Accountant than he did as Batman.

Take from that what you will.

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By DJKL
11th Nov 2016 09:45

Given the tax advice on offer,the big questions now are:

Can the cost of the cinema ticket be treated as CPD for the self employed accountant?

If it can, how far will tax deductibility extend to the popcorn or a slush puppy?

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By JCresswellTax
11th Nov 2016 10:25

Good tax advice?

Surely this was £8,060?

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By Euan MacLennan
11th Nov 2016 10:19

Wasn't there a BBC TV drama called 'The Accountant' back in about 1990? My eldest son was attending drama classes at the time and his whole class was conscripted as extras. I recall a scene showing him in the second row of the synagogue behind one of the stars - was it Alfred Molina?

Is the film based on the same script?

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By DJKL
11th Nov 2016 11:19

See link below, sounds like it is worth watching, appears to have been broadcast in 1989.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0197209/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_52

"After seeing this movie, you have to wonder if the author John Grisham ever saw it, considering the main story line of "The Accountant." If this movie ever shows up again on BBC America or anywhere else, it is recommended viewing."

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By Glenn Martin
11th Nov 2016 11:17

My wife is a non drinker so date night for us is a meal and movie at local cinema.

I was planning on going to see that next and the wife seems keen "as long as its better than the wolf of wall street".

I was contacted by PM through AWEB from someone claiming to be from Channel 4 stating they were making a documentary about accountants with interesting clients and contacted me after some comments on post regarding table dancers.

I was keen to get involved and did many hours extra research but sadly it came to nothing.

I could have been the Geordie Ben Affleck as often want to shoot a few of my clients.

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By Paul D Utherone
11th Nov 2016 12:18

Yes I saw an advance viewing on my Cineworld card and enjoyed it.

It is violent in places, though not as gruesome as the end of Girl on the Train (that made me squirm), and funny (but very dark funny if you have a certain sense of humour as I do). There are a couple of moments when the audience I saw it with did a collective ooooh/wince then laughed out loud.

Also has some nice twists along the way, some you can guess, others not.

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By RedFive
11th Nov 2016 12:21

mrme89 wrote:

It's currently on my usual streaming site as a cam copy. When it goes to HD in a couple of weeks I'll watch it.

I can't justify nearly £15 each to watch a film in a place full of ignorant chavs. I'd rather have wine and a takeaway in the comfort of my own home. Plus I'm tight.

So you partake and condone stealing?

If you spent many long hours and cash in preparing someones accounts and they just came along and took them for free you would be fine with this, yes?

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By mrme89
11th Nov 2016 12:45

RedFive wrote:

mrme89 wrote:

It's currently on my usual streaming site as a cam copy. When it goes to HD in a couple of weeks I'll watch it.

I can't justify nearly £15 each to watch a film in a place full of ignorant chavs. I'd rather have wine and a takeaway in the comfort of my own home. Plus I'm tight.

So you partake and condone stealing?

If you spent many long hours and cash in preparing someones accounts and they just came along and took them for free you would be fine with this, yes?

If it makes you feel any better, your ticket prices are higher because of people like me ;-)

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By AlgernonB
11th Nov 2016 13:48

I'm waiting for 'Tex Wade-Frontier Tax Advisor' with Johnny Depp.

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By The Accountant
11th Nov 2016 14:09

I didn't know my title had been stolen. Thought someone was looking for me!

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By FirstTab
13th Nov 2016 10:31

Does it have any relevance to the real world of accountants?

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By DJKL
13th Nov 2016 12:46

FirstTab wrote:

Does it have any relevance to the real world of accountants?

Well, a shotgun does tend to keep one's fee arrears on the lower end of the scale and of course annual fee increases are usually accepted by clients without a great deal of protracted discussion, so I would say there are practical lessons to be learned.

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