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A Long Way Down (2014)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  5 June 2014 (USA)
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Four people meet on New Year's Eve and form a surrogate family to help one another weather the difficulties of their lives.

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On New Year's Eve in London, four strangers find themselves on the roof of a building known for suicides. Martin is a famous talk show host just out of jail, Maureen is a lonely single mother, Jess is young, reckless and heartbroken, and JJ is an American realizing the failures in his life. Through mutual pain and humour, this unlikely group take the long way down and figure out what will keep them alive until Valentine's Day, one step at a time. Written by Anne Campbell

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Life is looking up.

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Arouka ha'derekh le'mata  »

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$1,426 (USA) (11 July 2014)

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$13,093 (USA) (25 July 2014)
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Johnny Depp bought the movie rights before the book's initial release. See more »

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When JJ and Jess go to her special spot near where her sister went missing, they watch some swifts flying above them. Swifts are migratory and winter in the tropics and would not be flying in the UK between January and February when the film is set. See more »

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Jess: Are we in a gang?
Martin: This is not a gang.
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Written by R.L. Wilson and Prince Leftfoot
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The bright side of gloom
22 April 2014 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

A comedy about 4 people who are suicidal, sounds like an oxymoron doesn't it? Well, this is the issue dealt in this light hearted comedy & drama.

It was a New Year's Eve at the top of a building, the ideal suicide spot that these four individuals encountered one another. Somehow their presence provided a barrier to their urge and since they survived that night, they kept in touch and tried to encourage one another...in life.

The makers of this film must have faced a challenge in how to deal with a dramatic issue (suicide) but convey it in a semi comical tone without appearing to ridicule such a serious issue.

Thus, through the chance encounter our characters realised slowly that they have something to live for and that beauty can be found in purpose and togetherness and in that problems can be faced rather than avoided taking the easy way out.

Whilst I stand by my 'light-hearted' remark earlier, this is not to say that it is shallow. It deals with a very sombre matter but even such matters can be approached from a humorous angle.


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