Consequently, there was a bit of a falling out.
Mark has generally maintained a line of insisting that even the worst films (Little Man was specifically questioned about this) should not be banned. However, he did state that while watching Pain & Gain, he finally understood what Tookey must have felt when viewing Crash.
With such history, Kermode and Tookey - critics polarised by history, ideology and newspapers (Mark of course writes for the Observer), could any film bring them together? It turned out, it could - they both loved Enchanted, talking to each other in the gents toilet after the screening and saying, "wasn't that great?"