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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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Rosamund Pike and Pierce Brosnan also worked together on The World's End with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. A Long Way Down thus is their third collaboration. See more »

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The suicide pact made between the characters is established for period New Year's Eve - St Valentine's Day. When Martin and Jess meet her father opposite the Houses of Parliament, the clock on the tower of Big Ben shows 4.40pm. At that time of year it would already be dark but it is bright and sunny. See more »


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Forget the critics.
22 March 2014 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Before you see this, clear your mind of the negative hype. I went in to the film wanting to judge it for myself, and I have to say I had an enjoyable enough time. Its length is perfect, and I like how it tells the story. Just don't expect a realistic tale and you should have a good time. I liked how they didn't sugarcoat the actions of a character. I found Aaron Paul's character, J.J, to be very easy to relate to. In my opinion, they got a lot of things right with the topic of depression, and the comedy wasn't done offensively. It's not a light topic, but A Long Way Down shows just how many different reasons people have to be suicidal, some with no real reason at all.


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