Jack is a children's author turned crime novelist whose detailed research into the lives of Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, persecuted by the irrational fear of being murdered. When Jack is thrown a life-line by his long-suffering agent and a mysterious Hollywood executive takes a sudden and inexplicable interest in his script, what should be his big break rapidly turns into his big breakdown, as Jack is forced to confront his worst demons; among them his love life, his laundry and the origin of all fear. Written by
As a chance to get under the skin of an adult feeling trapped by his life choices, Simon Pegg and Director Crispian Mills took their children to a concert by the Australian children's group, The Wiggles. They were struck by how enraptured the children were by the performers, and couldn't help wonder what the men playing The Wiggles must actually feel like from a creatively empowered point of view, as the opportunities to do anything else must be severely limited for them. See more »
During the restaurant scene, the black man sitting behind Jack disappears & reappears as the shot changes. See more »
[they wonder why they are tied up in an abandoned cellar]
We've been abducted by a crazed psychopath whose sole intention is to terrorize, torture and terminate our existence!
...No, you're - you're paranoid. You're jumping to conclusions.
Lady, there is a time and a place for accusing a man of being paranoid AND THIS IS NOT FUCKIN' ONE OF THEM!
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Simon Pegg's character in A FANTASTIC FEAR OF EVERYTHING suffers from the same Post Traumatic Stress that I do when I watch yet another of the seemingly endless television shows (documentaries OR dramas) that deal with serial killers or mass murderers. (This has nothing to do with the fact that I once lived just FOUR blocks from a serial killer in a city where two OTHER serial killers staged what was then the largest escape from Death Row in Virginia's history... Nor the fact that, on at least THREE occasions, serial killers have been credited with local murders here where I now live...) Pegg manages in A FANTASTIC FEAR OF EVERYTHING to convey the sense of heightened paranoia one often feels when surrounded by sinister strangers (or even ordinary, everyday basket cases who babble on to themselves while waiting in line at a convenience store or walking down the sidewalk as if they're communicating with someone on another plane of Existence). I found myself laughing out loud because Pegg's reactions in the movie weren't far removed from my own from time to time. A neat little movie that deserves a look.
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