Withnail and I Reviews
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Two actor buddies with no recent aspirations during a time with few to no jobs or auditions is living in a shabby shack in London. Wine, weed, dirty dishes and garbage all over. They stay up for days and crave for drinks when the bar open. Money is an issue, but they get around finding some dough as long as they continue to never pay their rent. They decide to make things better, so they steal a key and goes for a trip to a cabin somewhere away from everything. Equipped with wine, cigarettes and booze they make the best of it, chopping up furniture for wood to stay warm and going to neighbours for food.
This is a true trip. Downs, negativity and loads of humor. Dark comedy with undertones of addiction and failiure, still our two fellas try to stay positive and realistic in a way. Great acting, great casting and a very nice pace. It moves slowly but steady, never boring and crazy moments appear togheter with great dialogues and quotes. The man with an eel in his pants and the way they cook chicken are golden scenes.
The atmosphere is fantatic and the vibe is like "Trainspotting", just even more British, grim and shabby like Mike Leigh at his best. True British quality, really.
9 out of 10 eels.