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A Long Way Down (2014)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 5 June 2014 (USA)
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Four people meet on New Year's Eve, and form a surrogate family to help one another with the difficulties of their lives.

Director:

Pascal Chaumeil

Writers:

Nick Hornby (based on the novel by), Jack Thorne (screenplay by)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierce Brosnan ... Martin
Toni Collette ... Maureen
Imogen Poots ... Jess
Aaron Paul ... JJ
Zara White Zara White ... Shanay
Joe Cole ... Chas
Evelyn Duah Evelyn Duah ... Nurse
Therese Bradley Therese Bradley ... Nurse 2
Sam Neill ... Chris
Priyanga Burford ... Reporter
Josef Altin ... Matty
Diana Kent Diana Kent ... Hope
Rosamund Pike ... Penny
Shola Adewusi ... Gladys
Ilan Goodman ... Airline Steward
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Storyline

On New Year's Eve in London, four strangers find themselves on the roof of a building known for suicides. Martin is a famous talk show host just out of jail, Maureen is a lonely single mother, Jess is young, reckless and heartbroken, and JJ is an American realizing the failures in his life. Through mutual pain and humour, this unlikely group take the long way down and figure out what will keep them alive until Valentine's Day, one step at a time. Written by Anne Campbell

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Life is looking up.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adio, dar mai stau putin See more »

Filming Locations:

Camp de Mar, Mallorca, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,426, 13 July 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,093, 25 July 2014
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although released after Need for Speed (2014), it was shot beforehand. Aaron Paul was so impressed by Imogen Poots in this film, that he encouraged her to apply for the female lead there. See more »

Goofs

When JJ and Jess go to her special spot near where her sister went missing, they watch some swifts flying above them. Swifts are migratory and winter in the tropics and would not be flying in the UK between January and February when the film is set. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Martin: Anyway, to cut a long story short, I decided to kill myself. That's the trouble with suicides, I've learned you can't cut the long story short, because it's the long story that people are interested in. Especially if you're me, which regrettably I was, and still am to this day. So, forgive me if you already knew this, but I'm Martin Sharp, the man who had everything. One wife, two children, three dogs, at least four People's Choice Awards, and five mornings a week on the most ...
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Connections

References Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

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Delusional Waste
Written by Rose Berlin and Dean Garcia
Performed by SPC ECO
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Forget the critics.
22 March 2014 | by jamesissuperawesomeSee all my reviews

Before you see this, clear your mind of the negative hype. I went in to the film wanting to judge it for myself, and I have to say I had an enjoyable enough time. Its length is perfect, and I like how it tells the story. Just don't expect a realistic tale and you should have a good time. I liked how they didn't sugarcoat the actions of a character. I found Aaron Paul's character, J.J, to be very easy to relate to. In my opinion, they got a lot of things right with the topic of depression, and the comedy wasn't done offensively. It's not a light topic, but A Long Way Down shows just how many different reasons people have to be suicidal, some with no real reason at all.


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