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Cemetery Junction (2010)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 14 April 2010 (UK)
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A 1970s-set comedy centered on three young working class friends in a dreary suburb of Reading.
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Cast

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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Country:

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£641,218 (United Kingdom), 18 April 2010, Limited Release
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2.35 : 1
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The film's fairly disastrous box office performance in its native England prompted its American distributor to forego a theatrical release and send it straight to DVD. See more »

Goofs

The film is set in 1973, yet all of the trains seem are in liveries from the 1960's. (While it is true that the last of the crimson coaches weren't repainted until 1974, by 1973 almost all locomotives were blue and coaches blue or blue and grey.) 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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Crazy Horses
Written by Alan Osmond (as Alan Ralph Osmond), Wayne Osmond and Merrill Osmond
Performed by The Osmonds
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Loved this feel good film! Gervais & Merchant should be proud!!
14 April 2010 | by digiphorikSee all my reviews

When I first saw the trailer for this movie.. I didn't think it would be that good.. It looked slightly drab and it just didn't grab my attention. However, I thought I'd give it shot as I'm a massive Gervais fan.. and I'm so glad I did!!

I have to say I loved everything about this movie.. The cast are great and the story really takes you though the motions. It has the perfect mix of drama and comedy. The characters are well developed and I'm pretty sure most people will be able to relate to at least one of them (for me it was Snork)!!

It explores part of our human journey by expressing hope and respect for the positive values in life whilst also touching on some of the negative aspects of sheltered 70s life.

It left me with a warm feeling in my tummy and for many it will be like a having a trip down memory lane.

As an actor myself, I would do ANYTHING to be in a movie like this!!

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchants best project to date since the office!!

I'd recommend this to everyone!!

I loved it !!


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