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Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Ok. Not many films impress me like this one did; I dunno, call me boring or whatever, but most films just don't interest me. But I have to say that this one did. If you've watched Spaced like I have, and if you're a big fan of brittish Sitcoms, then you'll REALLY appreciate this film. You'll GET this film.
The script is perfection. It really was as good as I was expecting, and after watching Spaced, that was A LOT. So no suprises there. What DID suprise me, however, was that, unlike Spaced, the film contained a lot of drama and "lump in your throat" moments. Obviously, they were quickly followed by another great one-liner, but it made a change to see that the script writers could incorporate more than just comedy into the film (And that the actors could pull it off convincingly) without cheapening the show, or making it seem like they'd included it for diversity, but not thought that much about it.
Ok, so maybe when his mother died, the drama was a little forced. After all, we had no real reason to care about her, so no matter how good Pegg's acting, I just didn't buy the situation. But when he's saying goodbye to his best friend, it really struck me how talented this guy is. It's no oscar winning performance, but then it's not trying to be. Simon Pegg really impressed me, not only with his acting but with how caring the script was to certain situations. At some points, it felt like there'd been no jokes for minutes (which is normally unusual for this film) and it was at times like these that you could appreciate the characters, and see them as more than just 2-dimensional "slaughter monkeys".
Overall, I think this film is MORE than you'd expect it to be. There's an excessive use of profanity/blood/violence but it's all acceptable, as it's all only a tool for the excellent script and acting. (And if you love "Britcoms" like I do, the cameo's will please too!)
Brittish comedy films (or RomZom's!) don't get any better than this. If you liked Spaced, you HAVE to see this. If you have a sense of humour, you probably should see this. If you have nothing better to do on a friday night, you should DEFFINITELY watch this. (did I not mention that it is also a mindless zombie-bash-athon?)