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Cemetery Junction (2010)

R | | 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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Cast

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Mr. Waring
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Mrs Waring
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Be Young. Be Free. Be Somebody.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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14 April 2010 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The Men at the Pru  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£641,218 (United Kingdom), 18 April 2010, Limited Release
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Trivia

A lot of the banter between Ricky Gervais and Anne Reid (playing Gervais's character's mother) was improvised. See more »

Goofs

During the live band scene a powered speaker appears on stage (then disappears). It's a Mackie SRM450. These weren't invented until the 1990s. 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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Connections

Referenced in The Seventies: Production and Costume Design (2010) See more »

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Crazy Horses
Written by Alan Osmond (as Alan Ralph Osmond), Wayne Osmond and Merrill Osmond
Performed by The Osmonds
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Loved this feel good film! Gervais & Merchant should be proud!!

When I first saw the trailer for this movie.. I didn't think it would be that good.. It looked slightly drab and it just didn't grab my attention. However, I thought I'd give it shot as I'm a massive Gervais fan.. and I'm so glad I did!!

I have to say I loved everything about this movie.. The cast are great and the story really takes you though the motions. It has the perfect mix of drama and comedy. The characters are well developed and I'm pretty sure most people will be able to relate to at least one of them (for me it was Snork)!!

It explores part of our human journey by expressing hope and respect for the positive values in life whilst also touching on some of the negative aspects of sheltered 70s life.

It left me with a warm feeling in my tummy and for many it will be like a having a trip down memory lane.

As an actor myself, I would do ANYTHING to be in a movie like this!!

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchants best project to date since the office!!

I'd recommend this to everyone!!

I loved it !!


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