London 1969 - two 'resting' (unemployed and unemployable) actors, Withnail and Marwood, fed up with damp, cold, piles of washing-up, mad drug dealers and psychotic Irishmen, decide to leave their squalid Camden flat for an idyllic holiday in the countryside, courtesy of Withnail's uncle Monty's country cottage. But when they get there, it rains non-stop, there's no food, and their basic survival skills turn out to be somewhat limited. Matters are not helped by the arrival of Uncle Monty, who shows an uncomfortably keen interest in Marwood... Written by
Michael Brooke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
If you don't remember the sixties, don't worry - neither did they.
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Did You Know?
It was this film that prompted the family of Jimi Hendrix
to take back full control over the use of his songs. They had grown dismayed by the association of Hendrix with drug culture in general. See more
When Marwood is in the bath shaving (just before Withnail arrives with his saveloy and chips), you can clearly see that below the shaving foam he is in fact already clean shaven. See more
[after trying the Camberwell Carrot
Give me a downer, Danny. My brain's capsizing, I've gotta unfuck my brain!
Change down, man. Find your neutral space. You got a rush. It'll pass. Be seated.
Aren't you getting absurdly high?
Precisely the reason I'm smoking it.
Piano Sonata in B Flat Major
Music by Franz Schubert
Performed by Leslie Pearson See more