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Cemetery Junction (2010)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  14 April 2010 (UK)
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A 1970s-set comedy centered on three young working class friends in a dreary suburb of Reading.

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It's 1973 in Cemetery Junction, a Reading suburb. Three working class lads, best friends, are coming of age. Freddie wants to rise above his station, taking a job selling life insurance, wearing a suit and tie. Snork works at the railway station and wants a girlfriend some day. Bruce talks of leaving but seems on track to work at a factory, drink and fight, and become like his dad, in front of the telly with beer on hand; and he's trying the patience of the police officer who gets him out of jams. Freddie's job leads the lads toward a few small changes. He runs across a childhood friend, Julie, his boss's daughter who's engaged to the firm's top seller. Can the lads break out? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Be Young. Be Free. Be Somebody.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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14 April 2010 (UK)  »

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The Men at the Pru  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£641,218 (UK) (16 April 2010)

Gross:

£1,329,002 (UK) (30 April 2010)
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Trivia

Ricky Gervais's first feature film made on his home soil. See more »

Goofs

When Julie asks Freddie where he'd like to travel, her globe is showing Australia then she spins it to stop on Africa. But as he chooses Cornwall, her globe is instantly showing Australia again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mr Kendrick: Frederick Taylor. Freddie Taylor. Welcome to Vigilant Life Assurance. I see you grew up in Cemetery Junction. Went to Stone Meade, the worst school in the south of England.
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Pleasant Surprise
2 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Though I knew Ricky Gervais and Steve merchant directed it, I had no prior expectations about this movie. I did not know what it was about nor did i read any reviews before watching. Trust me, that is the best way to watch Cemetery Junction. Don't listen to the reviews of jaded film critics who over-analyze and complain about other movies being similar. This is a movie that make you feel good without explicitly being a feel-good movie. I came out feeling nostalgic for 70s Britain though I grew up in 90s USA. The dialog is witty, smart, often funny and sometimes touching. It deftly touches on themes of loss, regret, friendship, love, and following one's dreams. This is my favorite British film in quite some time. You will not regret watching this movie.


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