Having only just caught Somers Town my views are a bit late but there you go. I think the film shows that you do not need to make films over one hour and thirty minutes to tell a story. Neither are films with several twists and complicated plots any more entertaining than a simple film that paints a picture of simple social relationships. In life most of the time not a lot happens and so does life in Somers town.
As usual Shane is spot on with his observational comedy and naturalistic dialogue. I'm a working class lad and the film spoke to me in a way that few others do.
Personally I was laughing pretty much the whole way through, especially the part where Tommo explains how he 'dominated' the lads that beat him up.
Shane's films are never perfect but his observational style is on the money and you never leave the cinema feeling cheated by an imagined view of society that you get from a lot of films about Britain. (i.e the Queen, Mrs Henderson Presents and all that boll*cks)