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Kill Your Friends (2015)

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An A&R man working at the height of the Britpop music craze goes to extremes in order to find his next hit.

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An A&R man working at the height of the Britpop music craze goes to extremes in order to find his next hit.

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Make it. Sell it. Kill it. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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1 April 2016 (USA)  »

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Arkadaslarini Öldür  »

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Writer of the hit novel "Kill Your Friends" also wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation. See more »

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The film is set in 1997. Stelfox is standing outside the 'Eventim Apollo' (A.K.A. The Hammersmith Odeon). A sign on the building can be seen saying Eventim Apollo, when this film is set the venue was called 'Hammersmith Apollo' it has changed hands several times and did not become the Eventim Apollo until 7th of September 2013. See more »

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Steven Stelfox: [from trailer] Imagine you're standing on wafer thin ice. Beneath your feet, you can see sharks circling. These are your colleagues, your friends.
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In the fine print at the end of the credits, it says "No animals or A&R persons were harmed in the making of this film." See more »

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Featured in Projector: The Lady in the Van/Kill Your Friends (2015) See more »

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Blowing Up The Spot
By Gang Starr
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Not a Brit American Psycho but I really enjoyed it anyway
6 April 2016 | by (London,United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Nicholas Hoult of 'Skins' fame plays Steven Stelfox who is a twenty something 'A and R' man for a London based purveyor of awful music. He is the sort of person the eighties generation of greed produced. He has no soul and is only in it for the money. He knows it is a cut throat business and so decides to take that advice quite literally by doing just that.

Now this is one of those films that has people either raving or seething and I think comparisons to 'American Psycho' have not aided this in gaining the audience it needs. It is a black comedy but the comedy is fairly well rationed out and if you find bad things happening to be about as funny as a sack of dead babies then you will not like this.

The acting is as expected with no stand out performances and no one letting the side down either. James Corden is in it for a while and does his trademark getting his kit off – which is more worn out in terms of mirth than a 'Primark' welcome mat during sale season. Craig Roberts plays an awkward record co 'gofor' and is OK in that too. Hoult is believable and very unlikeable and I think that is the total point. The record industry is full of the sort or folk that you really do not want to be your best buds – even on a multi media social network. It is cut throat but using the vehicle of humour is a very good way to send it up and so I am in between the ravers and the seethers but actually appreciated this film – the good parts outweigh the lesser ones.


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