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A Long Way Down (2014)

R | | 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 with 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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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Adio, dar mai stau putin  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,426, 13 July 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,093, 25 July 2014
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Although released after Need for Speed (2014), it was shot beforehand. Aaron Paul was so impressed by Imogen Poots in this film, that he encouraged her to apply for the female lead there. 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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Martin: Anyway, to cut a long story short, I decided to kill myself. That's the trouble with suicides, I've learned you can't cut the long story short, because it's the long story that people are interested in. Especially if you're me, which regrettably I was, and still am to this day. So, forgive me if you already knew this, but I'm Martin Sharp, the man who had everything. One wife, two children, three dogs, at least four People's Choice Awards, and five mornings a week on the most ...
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Tragedy
by Maurice Gibb/Robin Gibb/Barry Gibb (as Gibb/Gibb/Gibb)
Performed by Imogen Poots
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A nice movie that may be a bit too much criticized
11 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

I went to the movie with no idea what I was about to see. Genuinely had no idea about the plot and had no expectations at all.

Given the above I loved it. While it was entertaining and had that specific British humor which I find nice, it also had some powerful moments.

At the end it made me think about the kind of problems people face in their lives without making me sad like most of the movies that cover similar topics. I'm glad I went to it. Well spent money.

I would advice the audience to just see it like I did - without even checking the plot and the actors. Not knowing what it's all about made the experience a bit better in my opinion.


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