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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.

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... Martin
... Maureen
... Jess
... JJ
Zara White ... Shanay
... Chas
Evelyn Duah ... Nurse
Therese Bradley ... Nurse 2
... Chris
... Reporter
... Matty
Diana Kent ... Hope
... Penny
... Gladys
... Airline Steward
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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

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Adio, dar mai stau putin  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,426, 13 July 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,093, 25 July 2014
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One of the opening shots of Pierce Brosnan, looking down toward the ground from a long way up, is almost identical to his introductory shot in GoldenEye (1995). See more »

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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 »

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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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Referenced in La noche de...: Mejor otro día (2016) See more »

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The Inchworm
Written by Frank Loesser (?)
Performed by Toni Collette
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Watchable but not memorable
22 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

22 March 2014 Film of Choice at The Plaza Tonight - A Long Way Down. From the best selling book by Nick Hornby (as usual unread by me), this film charts the lives for four would be suicide victims one New Year's Eve. Meeting on the roof of a building they rescue each other and form a pact to stay alive until Valentine's Day! This looked good from the trailer. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots and Aaron Paul it promised to be an amusing yet touching story of how these four completely different lives came together and although I didn't find it terribly amusing, I didn't feel I'd wasted an evening. I rather felt that I'd been reading a book that although wasn't the most gripping, was however a book I was unable to put down. It's the sort of film you would probably watch on a rainy day with a nice hot cup of cocoa. Always nice to see Pierce Brosnan on the big screen!


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