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A Film with Me in It (2008)

A broke, jobless actor and a broke, jobless screenwriter set out to make a movie and then find that life starts imitating art.

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David
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Mark is a wannabe actor, penniless, clueless, and inept. He cares for a brother who's paraplegic, and he has a girlfriend, Sally, who wants out of the relationship. His idea of life is to go to the occasional audition, dodge his landlord (having spent the rent money Sally gave him), give Sally a hang-dog look, and talk with Pearce, who lives upstairs. Mark's flat is in disrepair: the kitchen window slams shut, bits of plaster fall from the ceiling, a bulb fizzes, and the sitting-room chandelier sways. When an awful accident happens, Mark freezes, which precipitates additional accidents; he finally calls Pearce, perhaps the worst decision possible. Will Mark come to his senses? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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1 January 2010 (USA)  »

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The layout of Pierce's flat internally does not match the exterior shots. From the outside the garden level door is under the main steps to the house and would face the party wall with the next door house. On the inside the corridor from the front door has room on both sides, whereas it could only have had rooms on one side. See more »

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Director: So, what's going on?
Mark: I get to start? It's um, it's good, it was good. I, I got you a copy on DVD. And it's one of those medical... drama... hospital things.
Director: Concerned neighbor. This the part here?
Casting Assistant: Yeah.
Director: Doesn't really matter whether he looks like, does it?
Mark: I was going to say, uh, I really like the script.
Director: It's a good script.
Director: [phone rings] Okay thank you...
Casting Assistant: Great, thanks Martin.
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A true black comedy
17 July 2010 | by (US) – See all my reviews

This black comedy is a story of Pierce (Dylan Moran) and Mark (Mark Doherty), two jobless Irish friends sharing a run down apartment with Mark's girlfriend Sally (Amy Huberman), and Mark's disabled brother David (David O'Doherty). The apartment is owned by a disgruntled Jack (Keith Allen). The movie suddenly takes a turn for the worse one day in their uneventful and eroding lives.

The movie really takes the very definitive yet subtle elements of black comedy and ties it together with very interesting plot twists. Although no comparison can be made, for the sake of a relative scale- A Film with Me in It is abreast with some of the blackest comedy works of the Coen Brothers (such as Burn After Reading, Barton Fink and The Man Who Wasn't There).

The movie tends to drag a little here and there, but makes up for it in the fine character development and cinematography. As the plot progresses, the viewer is often subtly taunted to question their understanding of the story so far.

I'm a fan of Dylan Moran's stand-up work, and he has lived up to my expectations of him on the screen as well. All in all, it's definitely a good watch.


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