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Writers (WGA):
Ricky Gervais (written by) &
Stephen Merchant (written by)
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Release Date:
14 April 2010 (Ireland) See more »
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A 1970s-set comedy centered on three young working class friends in a dreary suburb of Reading. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tom Hughes ... Bruce Pearson

Ricky Gervais ... Mr. Taylor

Christian Cooke ... Freddie Taylor

Ralph Fiennes ... Mr Kendrick

Matthew Goode ... Mike Ramsay

Jack Doolan ... Snork

Steve Speirs ... Sgt. Wyn Davies

Jessica Jones ... Girl in Street
Madeleine Dunbar ... Wife in Bar

Andrew Brooke ... Husband in Bar

Burn Gorman ... PC Renwick

Anne Reid ... Freddie's Gran

Julia Davis ... Mrs Taylor
Albert Welling ... Mr. Waring
Katy Murphy ... Mrs Waring

Felicity Jones ... Julie

Francis Magee ... Mr Pearson
David Earl ... Brian
Bryony Hannah ... Louise
Terence Bird ... Charlie Willis (as Terrence Bird)

Emily Watson ... Mrs Kendrick

Julie T. Wallace ... Dignified Woman

Bev Willis ... Jack Bentley
Matthew Holness ... Band Leader

Michael Jibson ... Cliff

Ben Willbond ... Martin

Stephen Merchant ... Dougie Boden
Rosemary Annabella ... Bruce's Dance Partner (as Rosemary Nkrumah)

James Bye ... Tough Guy in Club

Tim Atack ... Function Band Member
Keith Atack ... Function Band Member
Chris Childs ... Function Band Member
Peter Dale Goslin ... Function Band Member
Jon Sudbury ... Club Band Member
DeeRal ... Club Band Member
Stephen Simpson ... Club Band Member (as Steve Simpson)
Cairo Benn Woodward ... Club Band Member (as Cairo Ben)
Cherri Voncelle ... Club Band Member (as Cherri Top)
Viveen Wray ... Club Band Member
Melissa Garrick ... Club Band Member
Barnaby Dickinson ... Club Band Member
Ian Close ... Club Band Member
Andy Lewis ... Club Band Member
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Riccardo Bacigalupo ... Club Dancer (uncredited)
Anna Barry ... (uncredited)
Ramon Christian ... Dancer (uncredited)
Dominik Danielewicz ... Dancer in Club (uncredited)
Daniela Forbes ... Marie (uncredited)
Jonathan Jaynes ... Vicar (uncredited)
Dina Lees ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Markus Lloyd ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Teresa Mahoney ... Silver Service Waitress (uncredited)
Petra Markham ... (uncredited)
Sarah Molkenthin ... Silver Service Waitress (uncredited)
Andrew Neil ... (uncredited)

Karl Pilkington ... (uncredited)
Ian Seale ... Disgusted Dancer (uncredited)

Sarah-Jane Sherwood ... Bruce's Friend in Club (uncredited)
Connor Slaney ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Tabatha St. Vincent ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Richard Syms ... (uncredited)
Peter j. Tyrrell ... Party Guest (uncredited)

John Warman ... Guest at Function (uncredited)

Directed by
Ricky Gervais 
Stephen Merchant 
Writing credits
Ricky Gervais (written by) &
Stephen Merchant (written by)

Produced by
Sue Baden-Powell .... producer
Ricky Gervais .... executive producer
Charlie Hanson .... producer
Stephen Merchant .... executive producer
Original Music by
Tim Atack 
Cinematography by
Remi Adefarasin (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Valerio Bonelli 
Casting by
Leo Davis 
Lissy Holm 
Production Design by
Anna Higginson 
Art Direction by
David Hindle 
Adam Marshall 
Set Decoration by
Andy Grogan 
Costume Design by
Ruth Myers 
Makeup Department
Corinne Bossu .... makeup artist: dailies
Paul Boyce .... crowd makeup artist
Sidony Etherton .... daily makeup trainee
Gabrielle Hamilton .... crowd hair stylist
Tracey Lee .... makeup dailies
Gemma Low .... makeup artist: daily
Abby Naylor .... assistant makeup artist
Lesley Smith .... hair stylist
Lesley Smith .... makeup artist
Jeremy Woodhead .... hair designer
Jeremy Woodhead .... makeup designer
Production Management
Adam Moos .... Executive in Charge of Production
Michael Saxton .... post-production supervisor
Joan Schneider .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Darren Baba .... crowd assistant director
Samson Haveland .... third assistant director (as Sam Haveland)
Guy Heeley .... first assistant director
Toby Hosking .... key second assistant director
Charlie Reed .... second second assistant director
George Taylor .... floor assistant director
Art Department
Philippa Broadhurst .... graphic designer
Simon Cook .... dressing props
James Enright .... props
Craig Gray .... construction manager
Kat Law .... assistant art director
Russell Lee .... props
Nathan Middleton .... painter
Katie Ralph .... assistant buyer
Tony Roche .... stand-by painter
Christina Tom .... graphic designer
Claire Trumble .... art department assistant
Kate Elizabeth Wilson .... art department assistant
Darren Wisker .... dressing prop
Ian Zawadzki .... painter
Sound Department
Luke Brown .... sound mix technician
Sandy Buchanan .... adr recordist
Peter Burgis .... foley artist
Andrew Caller .... sound re-recording mixer
Simon Chase .... crowd editor
Jeremy Child .... foley editor
John Cochrane .... dialogue editor
Ed Colyer .... foley mixer
Andie Derrick .... foley artist
Simon Diggins .... adr recordist
Glen Gathard .... assistant foley mixer
Peter Lindsay .... production sound mixer
Stephane Malenfant .... second boom operator
Kate Morath .... sound maintenance
Brendan Nicholson .... sound re-recording mixer
Gunnar Oskarsson .... assistant sound editor
Chris Sturmer .... dolby sound consultant
Oliver Tarney .... supervising sound editor
Philip Young .... adr recordist
Special Effects by
Neal Champion .... special effects supervisor
Bernard Newton .... special effects senior technician
Scott Peters .... special effects technician
Matthew Roberts .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Matthew Baker .... digital restoration
James Devlin .... visual effects supervisor
Charlotte Gray .... digital restoration
Sean Adames .... stunts
Tom Aitken .... stunts
Gary Arthurs .... stunts
Lloyd Bass .... stunts
Marc Cass .... stunt coordinator
James Embree .... stunts
Tim Halloran .... stunts
Erol Mehmet .... stunts
Rory Mulroe .... stunts
Chris Pollard .... stunts
Andy Smart .... stunts (as Andy J Smart)
Julian Spencer .... stunt coordinator
Stephen Walsh .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Adefarasin .... camera loader
Ashley Bond .... focus puller: second unit
Wailoon Chung .... electrician
Anthony Cupples .... electrician
David Draper .... grip
Simon Finney .... a camera: main unit
Brian Greenway .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Giles Keyte .... still photographer
Vince McGahon .... Steadicam operator
Danny McGee .... practical electrician
Megan Ogilvie .... camera trainee
Gary Parnham .... rigging electrician
Iain Struthers .... focus puller: main camera
Dan Thomas .... electrician
Roger Tooley .... steadicam operator
Zoe Whittaker .... video operator
Paul Swann .... camera and equipment support (uncredited)
Casting Department
Vanessa Baker .... adr voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claire Hardaker .... key costumer
Eleanor Landgrebe .... costume p.a.
Cristy Watson .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Joel Clarke .... post-production assistant
James Devlin .... first assistant editor
Steve Harrow .... post-production consultant
Adam Inglis .... colorist
Begoña Lopez .... digital intermediate producer
Maya Maffioli .... assistant editor
Music Department
Alison Butters .... music clearance
Chris Clad .... violin
Matt Dunkley .... conductor
Matt Dunkley .... orchestrator
Liz Gallacher .... music supervisor
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Kathleen Hasay .... assistant music supervisor
Sam Okell .... protools engineer
Nick Taylor .... additional music scoring engineer
John Warhurst .... music editor
Bruce White .... viola
Transportation Department
Jimmy Carruthers .... transportation coordinator
Steve Hammick .... prop transport
Darren Helman .... driver
Llewellyn Thomas .... camera car driver
Other crew
Thom Berryman .... media transfer engineer
Andrew Bonner .... assistant production coordinator
Gavin Charlton .... head chef
Joel Clarke .... assistant to director
Eleri Coulten .... location assistant
Matt Curtis .... title design
Christian De-vos .... head of security (as Christian Devos)
Wendy Ellerker .... production accountant
Adam Evans .... production assistant
Sue Field .... script supervisor
Matthew Harvey .... talent assistant
Paul Hayes .... floor runner: dailies
Moira Houlihan .... publicist
Katie Kelly .... production secretary
Paula Lamont .... assistant location manager
Matthew Lawson .... trainee assistant accountant
Katie Mavroleon .... assistant: producers
Jill McCullough .... dialect coach
Sam Mill .... production coordinator
Tariq Mirza .... production legal
Paul Murphy .... assistant accountant
John Prendergast .... unit manager
Jo Randall .... location manager
Edwina Sercombe .... base runner
James Shelley Jamieson .... location assistant
Ryan Walter .... on set runner
Rebecca Wolf .... first assistant accountant
Ben Hope .... security (uncredited)
Ryan Walter .... acknowledgment

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Rated R for language and some sexual material
95 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

A key influence for Ricky Gervais was Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960).See more »
Anachronisms: 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 »
[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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17 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
A British Coming-of-Age story, 22 April 2010
Author: freemantle_uk from United Kingdom

Since the creation of The Office and Extras Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have been recognised as two of Britain's most well known comedic talents. Gervais particularly is known as the front man and has expanded from British television, having done stand-up tours, starred in films, directed a film and was even a guess star in Alias. The two men have reunited to write and direct their first film together, which is something very different for both of them.

Christian Cooke plays Freddie Taylor, an man in his early 20s living in the early 70s suburbs of Reading, England. Freddie wants to avoid the same life path his parents and contemporaries of leaving school at 14 and work in the local factory for the rest of their lives. He goes to work at a life insurance company run by Mr. Kendrick (Ralph Fiennes) and taught by Mike Ramsay (Matthew Goode) to be a salesman. Freddie spends his time with his close friends Bruce (Tom Hughes) and Snork (Jack Doolan) and do all the jolly things of life, drinking, fighting and trying to score with girls. But Freddie is slowly growing distance from them as they refuse to shade their childish ways. Freddie remakes a friendship with Julie (Felicity Jones), a friend of his when he was 12. She tells Freddie her passion to travel the world and he too has those thoughts embedded in his head. He becomes disillurated with everything in the suburb of Cemetery Junction.

Gervais and Merchant are both known for their comedic talents and shown that they have a range of styles; with The Office's mockumentary style and Extras use of non-PC humour and personal humiliation. Gervais' own stand-up acts also relied on non-PC humour. But with Cemetery Junction the comedy is much more natural humour, relying on realistic, witty lines. It's a low key comedy but it is still very funny with laugh out loud moments. Gervais and Merchant do show their range as writers and not having to use post-modern comedy. The only moments when people speak about non-PC issues, e.g. race and mix-race, it was done more as a commentary and criticism of an older generation who are not as educated as their children. Gervais and Merchant also have a brilliant eye as directors. The early 70s was brought to live with amazing detail. The tone and music was perfectly fitting. This is a well-lit film, bright, happy and energetic. They showed that 70s Britain was not all doom and gloom and wanted to avoid kitchen-sink realism which is popular in British cinema.

The two directors do not just tell a comedy story but also a effective drama, a coming-of-age story that even has some relevance today: young people deciding whether to leave their home and travel the world. Freddie and Julie symbolies these ideas and avoid being like their parents. Julie's mother (Emily Watson) offers a touching performance as a woman who has been broken down by husband, acting as an important symbol. Watson's role is small but very powerful. There are scenes which are very serious and shows that in this type of comedy that real drama is needed to give the film more heart and keep the audience hooked. Gervais and Merchant can handle dramatic material as well as comedy.

The young cast show their talent, particularly Cooke and Hughes. They were convicting looking almost like twins showing two very different characters, with Cooke really wants to change and do something positive in his life, whilst Hughes was a man saying he wants to leave but does nothing about it and filled with anger. There are more experience actors to offer balance: as mention Watson was excellent. Fiennes and Goode both offer slimy performance as the closest thing to villains in the film. Gervais has a small role in the film and offers a good amount of non-PC humour with Anne Reid playing Freddie's Gran. Jones offered a decent performance, attempting to give Julie some heart and emotion. But her role was a little clichéd. However Doolan's character was not as believable as the dimwitted and slightly weird friend. He was not realistic in a film which is pretty down to Earth.

The story too a little cliché, but Gervais and Merchant were able to give the film enough of an twist to keep Cemetery Junction fresh and make it a funny comedy drama.

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