Netflix has just added the most stressful film you'll watch all year 3 months ago

Netflix has just added the most stressful film you'll watch all year

This one seriously boils over

Want to never eat in a restaurant ever again or at least feel somewhat guilty about what hospitality staff have to go through on a particularly busy night? If so, we've got the film for you - or rather, Netflix does.

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Following its short run in cinemas back in January, Boiling Point focuses on an especially stressful evening in a popular London restaurant, right around Christmas time.

Stephen Graham, clearly under some pressure before he even walks in the door, plays a charismatic and commanding head chef who finds his personal and professional worlds falling apart in real-time.

Playing out over the course of around 90 minutes, Boiling Point is shot in one continuous take, bringing the viewer into every corner of the restaurant, inside and out.

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Rude customers, preoccupied staff, conflicts of interest, annoying influencer-types, snarky health inspectors, old friends turned heated rivals and an overall breakdown in vital communication all play a part as the tension builds and builds.

There's great attention to detail here, lending the film an almost documentary-style feel at times.

Graham is brilliant as ever, presented as a walking time bomb and a genuinely flawed human being you want to root for, even under the most difficult of circumstances.

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He's ably matched by an impressive rotating cast, including a fantastic performance from Vinette Robinson (Sherlock) as an equally under-fire chef and Jason Fleyming (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) as an unforgiving critic.

Admittedly, the film collapses a little under its own pressure-cooker narrative as some slightly over-the-top dramatic episodes get thrown into the mix - but the overall effect is nonetheless incredibly stirring.

And stressful. Don't forget stressful.

Boiling Point is available to watch on Netflix right now.

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