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Richard E. Grant and Paul McGann prove irresistibly hilarious as two misanthropic slackers in Withnail and I, a biting examination of artists living on the fringes of prosperity and good taste. Read critic reviews

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Two out-of-work actors -- the anxious, luckless Marwood (Paul McGann) and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail (Richard E. Grant) -- spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday "by mistake" at the country house of Withnail's flamboyantly gay uncle, Monty (Richard Griffiths), they encounter the unpleasant side of the English countryside: tedium, terrifying locals and torrential rain.

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  • Oct 27, 2018
    What elevates this British comedy above being a mere series of funny situations is Richard E. Grant, who embraces his role with a hilarious performance and makes this a hysterical film full of memorable lines and moments, even if some of the gags lack a proper punch line.
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  • Apr 06, 2013
    seemingly no beginning, middle or end & more a segment of goings on. veritably infectious due to quality acting and a sense of what once was captured
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Jan 15, 2013
    An almost surreal British comedy taking place in the '60s, Withnail and I is hilarious and strange, driven by great performances from the entire cast, especially Richard E. Grant as Withnail and Richard Griffiths as Monty. Very funny in an odd sort of way.
    Joey S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 15, 2013
    Utter hogwash from start to finish.
    Jack H Super Reviewer

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