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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 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 ... Nurse 2
Sam Neill ... Chris
Priyanga Burford ... Reporter
Josef Altin ... Matty
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.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Emile Hirsch was cast as J.J., but he dropped out, due to scheduling conflicts. 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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Soundtracks

Beach Rumba
Written by R.L. Wilson and Prince Leftfoot
Performed by R.L. Wilson and Prince Leftfoot
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User Reviews

 
so nice
28 October 2014 | by NickSkourasSee all my reviews

great film!

so good to see pierce brosnan doing this kind of work

along w other films he's recently done. well done.

wow. human beings huh? life. etc. love. the lives of strangers in our own towns. apartment buildings. humanity.

if we'd only have a bit more compassion each week. a small thing here or there for another.

turn off the spirit crushing TV programming and watch some good films like this one. might do the trick. if only for a moment.

better than nothing.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Long Way Down 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

Gross USA:

$13,347

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,257,942
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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