A 1970s-set comedy centered on three young working class friends in a dreary suburb of Reading.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hughes ... Bruce Pearson
Ricky Gervais ... Mr. Taylor
Christian Cooke ... Freddie Taylor
Ralph Fiennes ... Mr Kendrick
Matthew Goode ... Mike Ramsay
Jack Doolan ... Snork
Steve Speirs ... Sgt. Wyn Davies
Jessica Jones Jessica Jones ... Girl in Street
Madeleine Dunbar ... Wife in Bar
Andrew Brooke ... Husband in Bar
Burn Gorman ... PC Renwick
Anne Reid ... Freddie's Gran
Julia Davis ... Mrs Taylor
Albert Welling ... Mr. Waring
Katy Murphy Katy Murphy ... Mrs Waring
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Storyline

It's 1973 in Cemetery Junction, a Reading suburb. Three working class lads, best friends, are coming of age. Freddie wants to rise above his station, taking a job selling life insurance, wearing a suit and tie. Snork works at the railway station and wants a girlfriend some day. Bruce talks of leaving but seems on track to work at a factory, drink and fight, and become like his dad, in front of the telly with beer on hand; and he's trying the patience of the police officer who gets him out of jams. Freddie's job leads the lads toward a few small changes. He runs across a childhood friend, Julie, his boss's daughter who's engaged to the firm's top seller. Can the lads break out? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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In Cemetery Junction some people want success, some people want a good time, and everyone wants a way out. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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All the night sequences were shot during the day. See more »

Goofs

During the dancing scene at The Majestic, a bag appears over Freddie's shoulder for a brief moment and then disappears again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mr Kendrick: Frederick Taylor. Freddie Taylor. Welcome to Vigilant Life Assurance. I see you grew up in Cemetery Junction. Went to Stone Meade, the worst school in the south of England.
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Connections

Referenced in Life's Too Short: Episode #1.4 (2011) See more »

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The Rain Song
Written by Jimmy Page / Robert Plant
Performed by Led Zeppelin
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like a song
3 August 2019 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

A seductive film. A drama , like a comedy. About ages, choices, appearences, mariage, friendship, teens, love, about small things defining each of us and about freedom. A film like an old song. Not for "70's atmosphere, but for accuracy of a near reality to you feel. A film about life, in its basic characteristics and about fundamental option defining it. The best scene, reminding the portraits of Vermeer-Emily Watson preparing the tea for her Mr. Kendrick , in blue dress, viewed from open door .


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Men at the Pru See more »

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$2,328,877
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2.35 : 1
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