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A Long Way Down (2014)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  21 March 2014 (UK)
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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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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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Johnny Depp bought the movie rights before the book's initial release. See more »

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When Martin picks up J.J. with his van, it is heavily raining. A reverse shot shows J.J. from the right, now it's only slightly drizzling. See more »


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The Inchworm
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Enjoyable, respecting the mood of the book
13 April 2014 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

If you have read the novel by Nick Hornby, you will recognize the same ironic mood in the picture, where making fool of ourselves and of our small/big tragedies seems to be the only way to go on and not down. The comic hilarious side and the more dramatic one blend together without ever clashing and it is impossible not to identify oneself with the contrasting and sometimes simultaneous tendency of the characters to get depressed and to smile at life at the same time. I enjoyed the performance of all the group, especially Toni Colette who is always able to interpret her characters with such authenticity. And if you have not read the book, the movie may offer an occasion also to you to spend some enjoyable time.


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