Frank Bartlett has been tortured, embarrassed, and humiliated by his brother Bruce -- usually on film -- his entire life. Now that Bruce is finally off drugs and has turned his life around, things should be different. They are not.
Comedian Alec Robbins (playing himself) endures girl trouble, failures in stand-up comedy, and a barrage of criticism regarding his new facial hair. After an underwhelming breakup, Alec ... See full summary »
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
Debuted in the US in limited release a full 20 months after its UK release. See more »
During the restaurant scene, the black man sitting behind Jack disappears & reappears as the shot changes. See more »
I didn't mean to become a children's author. It was a terrible accicent!
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In a Gadda Da Vita
Performed by The Incredible Bongo Band
Written by Douglas Ingle (CA)
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Simon Pegg stars as a paranoid crime writer haunted by a fear of being murdered as well as launderettes. This is a wonderfully surreal film and a welcome change from the usual bland 'comedies' churned out ten to the dozen these days. The script is sharp and veers wildly through a number of weird and very funny scenarios which are milked brilliantly by Pegg.
This is a very British film and quirky film and therefore unlikely to find mass or foreign appeal. However for fans of Simon Pegg and his movies this will be a real treat.
Reading some of the previous reviews and looking at the rating I wasn't expecting to like this film quite as much as I did. Hopefully this film will become a cult classic as it really does stand out.
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