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The Cottage (2008)

Unrated | | Comedy, Crime, Horror | 14 March 2008 (UK)
In a remote part of the countryside, a bungled kidnapping turns into a living nightmare for four central characters when they cross paths with a psychopathic farmer and all hell breaks ... See full summary »
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Complete credited cast:
Andy Serkis ... David
Reece Shearsmith ... Peter
Jennifer Ellison ... Tracey
Steven O'Donnell ... Andrew
James Bierman James Bierman ... Bouncer
Cat Meacher Cat Meacher ... Club Receptionist
Danny Nussbaum ... Man in Suit
Logan Wong Logan Wong ... Muk Li San
Jonathan Chan-Pensley Jonathan Chan-Pensley ... Chun Yo Fu
Simon Schatzberger Simon Schatzberger ... Steven
Doug Bradley ... Villager with Dog
Dave Legeno ... The Farmer (as David Legeno)
Katy Murphy Katy Murphy ... Farmer's Wife
Georgia Groome ... Farmer's Daughter 1
Eden Watson Eden Watson ... Farmer's Daughter 2


In a remote part of the countryside, a bungled kidnapping turns into a living nightmare for four central characters when they cross paths with a psychopathic farmer and all hell breaks loose. Written by Anonymous

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Sleeps six bloody comfortably.


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Did You Know?


The man with the dog who speaks to David when he goes to the village telephone Is Doug Bradley, better known as 'Pin-Head' In the Hellraiser film franchise. See more »


When David drives to the nearby village to make the phone call he parks his car facing the opposite direction he is to return. After the call and after his encounter with the village folks he returns to his car and drives off without reversing his car. The car was automatically reversed. See more »


David: She alright?
Peter: She's still unconscious.
David: That's chlorophyll for you.
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Crazy Credits

Stay till the very end of the credits for an additional scene. After the scene fades to black "Fin" appears onscreen, followed with a question mark a few seconds later to read "Fin?" See more »


Spoofs Young Frankenstein (1974) See more »

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Occasionally funny...but I really wouldn't bother.
17 March 2008 | by fallyhagSee all my reviews

Comment declaration: I am a genuine viewer with no intention of distorting the IMDb ratings to make people go and watch it (yes...the PR corruption of this website annoys me). Anyway...

For some reason I fell for the hype and thought this would be something different. I went along to the Kino on my own and had a big bowl of popcorn ready for the best of British.

The film started very predictably and there was nothing new standing out. No interesting camera work, script or imagination.

I like Serkis and Ellison and I reckon they both did an OK job. I liked the way Ellison didn't give a hoot how she looked on camera. Flab, bad skin and cellulite...it was all there. Good to see she is a pro about the acting and not just glossy. Her character was mean and moody and made me smile. But it was all predictable physical comedy that relied a lot on the "C" word. Not a nice word to use a lot.

I was aware it was going to be a kidnap followed by a killer but I couldn't work out the twist...and then I found out there just wasn't one. It was just plain and predictable with some very dull gore scenes. There is nothing new at all worth mentioning here. No imagination or attempt to break the cliché. As for the ending...well I really didn't see the point. Very flat and I was glad I could go.

I would like to say I was left with more questions than answers but it was just such a non-event that I really didn't give it a seconds thought.

How will I remember this film? Serkiss looked very mean. Ellison was nastily funny and had a great bod in the back of the car. Very odd second half that didn't really go anywhere.

Very very disappointing. Rating 5/10 (because the head butting scene made me smile).

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Release Date:

14 March 2008 (UK) See more »

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GBP2,500,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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