A Film with Me in It (2008)
Average Rating: 6.2/10
Reviews Counted: 13
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 5
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Release Date: Sep 5, 2008 Wide
Average Rating: 3.4/5
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Director Ian Fitzgibbon crafts this darkly comic tale, produced and set in Ireland, about a dissolute scriptwriter and a dejected actor who become unwittingly drawn into a labyrinthine mess when several people experience bizarre accidental deaths in their flat. Though the men didn't deliberately cause any of the incidents, they fear that they will be unfairly pegged as murderers if they relay information to the cops, and promptly set about disposing of the corpses in gruesome ways. Meanwhile, as
Sep 5, 2008 Wide
Jan 8, 2010
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Things after the halfway point move from the ridiculous to the stupid.
No amount of sly, beguiling Irish charm can overcome the inherent stupidity of the lead characters or the increasingly not-funny-just-hopeless situations in which they find themselves.
It's a small picture that embraces its smallness, centered on a self-reflexive premise and some twisted, punishing campy humor.
An often wickedly funny and witty dark comedy that becomes somewhat uneven in tone and eventually loses its steam as well as its bite.
The smarmily organic execution pivots upon unpredictable flourishes of postmodern reflexivity and quiet nods to the perplexing traditions of Irish storytelling.
If Mark and Pierce had been two people whose welfare I cared more deeply about, the film might have carried me for the duration. As it is, they were a bit like guests who stayed too long at dinner.
The epilogue leaves you feeling hollow and empty, but as a less-than-satisfying film concludes, you may also realise that this is entirely the point.
Shot digitally on a low budget, the film is basically a one-joke concept spun out to 90 minutes.
A rather outrageous comedy which knows exactly what it's doing and, within its limitations, does it very well indeed.
What begins as downbeat Irish humour soon turns into bleak, black comedy in this dryly farcical Irish film, made possible by perfectly pitched, deadpan performances that are kept in check
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