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A Long Way Down -- Four strangers planning on killing themselves meet at a famous London suicide spot on New Year’s Eve and form an ad hoc support group for one another.

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Nick Hornby (novel)
Jack Thorne (screenplay)
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Release Date:
20 March 2014 (Italy) See more »
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Life is looking up.
Plot:
Four people meet on New Year's Eve and form a surrogate family to help one another with the difficulties of their lives. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Pierce Brosnan ... Martin

Toni Collette ... Maureen

Imogen Poots ... Jess

Aaron Paul ... JJ
Zara White ... Shanay

Joe Cole ... Chas
Evelyn Duah ... Nurse
Therese Bradley ... Nurse 2

Sam Neill ... Chris

Priyanga Burford ... Reporter

Josef Altin ... Matty
Diana Kent ... Hope

Rosamund Pike ... Penny

Shola Adewusi ... Gladys

Ilan Goodman ... Airline Steward

Enrique Arce ... Angelo

Tuppence Middleton ... Kathy
Christos Tolera ... Paolo

Leo Bill ... Dr. Stephens
Honey Epstein ... Maisie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lewis Asquith ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Kate-Lois Elliott ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Poppy Epstein ... Polly (uncredited)
George Hewer ... Party Goer (uncredited)
Jane Kendrick ... Ward Sister (uncredited)
Alexander Kozlov ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Wilhelmina McFadden ... Tina (uncredited)

James Pimenta ... Cleaner (uncredited)
Thomas Williamson ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Pascal Chaumeil 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nick Hornby  novel
Jack Thorne  screenplay

Produced by
Christoph Daniel .... executive producer
Finola Dwyer .... producer
Nick Hornby .... executive producer
Zygi Kamasa .... executive producer
Caroline Levy .... line producer
Amanda Posey .... producer
Marc Schmidheiny .... executive producer
Thorsten Schumacher .... executive producer
Dario Suter .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Dario Marianelli 
 
Cinematography by
Ben Davis 
 
Film Editing by
Chris Gill 
Barney Pilling 
 
Casting by
Nina Gold 
 
Production Design by
Chris Oddy 
 
Art Direction by
Gerard Bryan 
Paul Toddington 
 
Set Decoration by
Kate Guyan 
 
Costume Design by
Odile Dicks-Mireaux 
 
Makeup Department
Lizzie Davies .... daily makeup artist
Nathaniel De'Lineadeus .... dental FX design and manufacture
Ivy Ermert .... key makeup artist: New York
Joe Hopker .... key make up & hair
Monika Hübert .... makeup and hair:dailies - Mallorca
Satoko Ichinose .... key hair stylist: new york
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Nina Pratley .... daily crowd hair stylist
Nina Pratley .... daily crowd makeup artist
 
Production Management
Polly Duval .... post-production supervisor
Hermione Ninnim .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Brewster .... third assistant director
Candy Marlowe .... crowd second assistant director
Eric McGinty .... first assistant director: New York
Melinda Ziyadat .... second assistant director: new york shoot
 
Art Department
Kristina Bookall .... graphics
Bryony Bradford .... assistant art director
Jon Colson .... greensman
Garry Dawson .... property master
Kieran Dawson .... props
Kevin Day .... stand-by chargehand prop
Andreas Faltin .... set dresser
Rachel Garlick .... storyboard artist
Gavin Johnson .... greensman
Tim Leadley .... standby carpenter
Paul Robinson .... props
Clare Winkworth .... art department assistant
Darren Wisker .... dressing prop chargehand
Joe Withers .... standby art director
 
Sound Department
Hugo Adams .... foley editor
Niv Adiri .... re-recording mixer
Ben Barker .... sound design editor
Duran Darkins .... 2nd boom operator
Gillian Dodders .... supervising sound editor
Glenn Freemantle .... sound designer
Glenn Freemantle .... supervising sound editor
Glen Gathard .... foley mixer
James Shannon .... dolby sound consultant
Timothy Siddall .... sound mix technician
Michael Sterkin .... sound mixer: b unit (new york)
Jack Stew .... foley artist
Ian Tapp .... re-recording mixer
Mike Tehrani .... adr recordist
George Trevis .... sound maintenance
Martin Trevis .... sound recordist
Dylan Voigt .... boom operator (dailies)
Dmitry Volovik .... boom operator: new york
John St. Denis .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Andy Collings .... special effects senior technician
John Rafique .... special effects supervisor
Nick Rideout .... special effects coordinator
Alan Senior .... special effects technician
Chris Watson .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Jo Amery .... visual effects artist
Ifor Ashton .... visual effects coordinator
Seb Barker .... visual effects supervisor
Joseph Batten .... visual effects artist
Kristaan Alexander Cain .... additional set supervisor (as Kristaan Cain)
Ernest Dios .... digital compositor
Jack Dunn .... roto & cleanup
Erik Ellefsen .... visual effects supervisor
Marko Perendija .... digital compositor
Asa Shoul .... digital colourist
Ryan Tatum .... visual effects artist
Pau Viladot .... visual effects artist
Han-ter Park .... animator (uncredited)
Kylie Stanton .... digital artist: Lexhag (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Lloyd Bass .... stunt double (stunt double)
Stephanie Carey .... stunt double: Tuppence Middleton
Kelly Dent .... stunt performer
Guy List .... stunt performer
Tony Lucken .... stunt coordinator
Belinda McGinley .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Will Akbar .... vt operator
Isi Amador Rodríguez .... electrician
Ian Barwick .... additional photography: gaffer
Sergio Bernuzzi .... crane grip: dailies
David Bird .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Víctor Casasola .... second assistant camera: Mallorca
Claudio Del Gobbo .... dolly grip
Galo Dominguez .... lighting console operator
Nicola Dove .... still photographer
David M. Dunlap .... director of photography: additional principal photography
Paul Edwards .... steadicam operator
Miquel Ferrer .... generator operator: Mallorca
Will Finch .... lighting technician
Paolo Frasson .... key grip
Peter Hodgson .... video playback operator
Tommy Holman .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Lewis Hume .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Adam Ings .... digital imaging technician: dailies
Michael Kinsella-Perks .... video assistant
Ed Lancaster .... jib operator
Christian Maguire .... crane technician
Peter Marsden .... digital imaging technician
Tim Neill .... electrician
Tom Percarpio .... gaffer: second unit and re-shoots
Becky Pescod .... camera trainee
James Powell .... grip trainee
Andrew Purdy .... lighting technician
Patrice Renard .... electrician: Mallorca
Sam Renton .... camera operator
Iwan Prys Reynolds .... additional photography: focus puller
Jack Ridout .... lighting technician
David Smith .... gaffer
Willy Spruyite .... electrician: Mallorca
William Spruytte .... electrician
Robert Strait .... digital imaging technician: second unit
John Watters .... "a" camera focus puller
Tim Dean .... Libra head technician (uncredited)
Javier Pueyo .... additional electrician: Mallorca (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Solomon Artistes .... extras casting
Lauren Evans .... casting assistant
Theo Park .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathryn Blight .... wardrobe mistress
Nigel Egerton .... costume supervisor
Natalie Humphries .... assistant costume designer
Nicole Pitchers .... costume trainee
Rebecca Tredget .... costume daily
Yanika Waters .... costume trainee
 
Editorial Department
Michelle Cort .... digital intermediate conform editor
Theresa Crooks .... digital intermediate conform editor
Jo Dixon .... associate editor
Tim Drewett .... digital intermediate conform editor
Francois Kamffer .... digital intermediate coordinator (as François Kamffer)
Lizzie Newsham .... data transfer
Steve Owen .... data transfer
James Panting .... editorial trainee
Tom Sugden .... digital intermediate conform editor
Katelin Westwood .... assistant conform editor
 
Location Management
Carlos A. Aragon .... location manager
Rebecca Davis .... assistant location manager
Giles Edleston .... supervising location manager
Ben Frost .... location assistant: additional crew
Steve Keane .... security and location assistant
Michael McDermott .... location assistant
Nick Oliver .... location manager
Umberto Schramm .... locations marshall
 
Music Department
James Bellamy .... music editor
Paul Clarvis .... musician: percussion soloist
Fiona Cruickshank .... score recordist
John Etheridge .... musician: guitar soloist
Dario Marianelli .... composer: original score
Maggie Rodford .... score coordinator
Kle Savidge .... music supervisor
Nick Wollage .... score and mix engineer
 
Transportation Department
Dean Arlen .... unit driver
Glenn Charter .... unit driver
Ben Dillon .... picture car coordinator
Christopher Free .... facilities hod
Steve Hammick .... prop transport
Nigel Moore .... unit driver
David Rosenbaum Jr. .... transportation
 
Other crew
Kim Armitage .... script supervisor
Jacqui Barr .... marketing executive
Sam Barry-Parker .... set production assistant
Craig Barwick .... production accountant
Carles Berot .... trailer and versions producer: advertising and promotions
Lizzie Bravo .... set decoration trainee
Scott Bredengerd .... production secretary: New York
Alex Campbell .... production assistant
Dean Clack .... facilities
Paige Copsey .... on-set location assistant
Andrew Gwyn Davies .... production coordinator
Anna Delchev .... stand-in for Rosamund Pike
Matt DiGennaro .... production assistant: New York
Jonny Eagle .... set production assistant
Martino Frera .... production assistant (as Martino Freras)
Chiara Gelardin .... for hanway films
India Gibbs .... additional set pa
Ruth Hodgson .... completion guarantor
Laura Jackson .... crowd runner
Zorinah Juan .... script supervisor: New York
Vivien Kenny .... floor runner: reshoots
Vivien Kenny .... intern at wild gaze flms
James R. Kipping .... production assistant: additional photography
Kelly Maracin Krieg .... dailies
Orysia Kucher .... craft service assistant
Nadiya Luthra .... post-production assistant to producers
Asia Malecka .... assistant to producers
Garry Marriott .... unit medic
Bennett McGhee .... production executive
Tariq Mirza .... production legal
Richard Morrison .... titles designed by
Malcolm Pearce .... health & safety advisor
Jill Rosen .... marketing/pr
Elizabeth Small .... assistant production co-ordinator (2013)
Elizabeth Small .... assistant production coordinator
Ewan Taylor .... second assistant accountant
Liam Thornton .... production assistant
Jane Trower .... first assistant accountant
Dean Wares .... titles designed by
 
Thanks
Roxana Adle .... thanks (as Roxanna Adle)
Charlie Dibe .... thanks
David M. Dunlap .... thanks
Tom Ford .... thanks
Andrew Litvin .... thanks
Steve Mercer .... thanks
Richard Payten .... special thanks
Tessa Ross .... thanks
 

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Rated R for language
Runtime:
96 min
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Trivia:
Imogen Poots is reunited with two co-stars of past DreamWorks Pictures films: she previously appeared with Toni Collette in Fright Night (2011) and with Aaron Paul in Need for Speed (2014).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: We see Maureen's bare legs as she sits on the side of her bed and puts on a pair of slippers. In the next shot she stands up, wearing dark blue tights or long socks.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
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...
[...]
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
This Was A Surprise., 11 December 2014
Author: Matt_Layden from Canada

Had no idea what this film was when I decided to watch it on Netflix and was pleasantly surprised by how attached I became to the subject matter, the characters and the story.

Brosnan is a disgraced TV personalty and decides to commit suicide by jumping off the top of a building on New Year's Eve. While up there, he meets 3 other people, played by Toni Collette, Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots, all there to do the same thing. None of them commit the act and instead form a weird bond between each other. A pact is made not to commit suicide until the next "popular" suicide date, which is Valentine's Day. Dark subject matter, I know.

Despite the content of the film involving topics such as cancer, suicide, underage sex and other questionable character choices, the film balances this topics interestingly enough to keep it rather light. It never became too dark, nor too comedic. It walked a fine line of genuine trust in the characters. I found myself attached to each one, their faults, their quirks and liked them all. Imogen Poots has the hardest task of playing the "wild card" character. This character can sometimes become irritatingly annoying and I can see some people thinking her performance here is just that, but I found it oddly charming and real. She's a young girl who yearns to be loved and can't find it. She's lost, she feels alone and she turns to uncomfortable humour as a shield to hide her true feelings. I felt that her character had the most demons and she came off as the most interesting.

The film is broken up into four segments and each segment is from one of the characters POV. At first I was afraid that it was going to be one of those films that played the same event multiple times from different character perspectives, but was relieved when that was not the case.

The film fails to use the supporting cast effectively. Sam Neil is only in a few select scenes and Rosamund Pike is in one very uncomfortable one. Couldn't help but feel that their talents were slightly wasted here. I had no idea this film was based on a book, thus had nothing to hold it against. There seems to be a lot of hate towards it, but I was genuinely interested from start to finish.

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