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Absolutely Anything (2015)

R | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 12 May 2017 (USA)
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A group of eccentric aliens confers a human being with the power to do absolutely anything, as an experiment.

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Terry Jones

Writers:

Terry Jones (screenplay), Gavin Scott (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Pegg ... Neil
Kate Beckinsale ... Catherine
Sanjeev Bhaskar ... Ray
Rob Riggle ... Grant
Robert Bathurst ... James Cleverill
Eddie Izzard ... Headmaster
Joanna Lumley ... Fenella
Marianne Oldham ... Rosie
Emma Pierson ... Miss Pringle
Meera Syal ... Fiona
Mojo Mojo ... Dennis the Dog
Robin Williams ... Dennis the Dog (voice)
John Cleese ... Chief Alien (voice)
Terry Gilliam ... Nasty Alien (voice)
Eric Idle ... Salubrious Gat (voice)
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Some aliens, who travel from planet to planet to see what kind of species inhabit them, come to Earth. And if humans are, according to their standards, decent, they are welcomed to be their friend. And if not, the planet is destroyed. To find out, they choose one inhabitant and give that person the power to do whatever he or she wants. And they choose Neil Clarke (Simon Pegg), a teacher who teaches the special kids. He is constantly being berated by the headmaster and is attracted to his neighbor, Catherine (Kate Beckinsale), but doesn't have the guts to approach her. But now he can do anything he wants, but has to be careful. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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With great power comes total irresponsibility. See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for language including sexual references, and brief nudity. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Simon pegg's dog is named Dennis. In 'run, fat boy run', the character that Simon pegg plays in named Dennis. See more »

Goofs

As Pioneer 11 passes Saturn, its route clearly intersects the shadow which the planet is casting on its rings, yet the probe remains illuminated by the sun. See more »

Quotes

Neil: [to sobbing woman in grocery store] It's enough to make you weep, isn't it?
Catherine: What?
Neil: The price of pickles. Don't even look at the marinated herring. Honestly, you'd be suicidal.
Catherine: I didn't want them, anyway. Thanks.
[starts walking away]
Neil: Um, I also offer support and counseling on dips, dried fruit, and pasta sauces.
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Crazy Credits

"DISCLAIMER: and yes we do know that the NASA footage of the Pioneer Rocket taking off is actually the Apollo Rockets, thank you" See more »

Alternate Versions

The British theatrical version reduced the uses of strong language in order to obtain a '12A' rating by the BBFC, and was also released on DVD. The Blu-ray release is uncut and has a '15' rating. See more »

Connections

References Some Like It Hot (1959) See more »

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Absolutely Anything and Anything at All
Performed by Kylie Minogue
Written by John Greswell / Christopher Taylor
Produced by Dreamtrak / Menlo Park
Published by MPM London Ltd
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Absolutely disappointing
4 December 2015 | by MattBrady099See all my reviews

While I don't think it's "One of the worst movies ever made", or "appalling", as some critics have said. But I must say that I was really disappointed with Absolutely Anything, because I had such high hopes for this movie to be great just by the cast behind the movie and the director, but it didn't reach my expectations has I wanted. What's more sad is that this is the very last Robin Williams performance (He voices the dog in the movie).

Not once did I laugh or even smile. It was very predictable and not that original when it comes to the story. Simon Pegg dose make a likable main character and Robin Williams dose a great job voicing the dog named "Dennis". But what's more crushing is that The Monty Python crew were involved in making this movie, because they wrote it, stared in it and one of them directed it.

Overall Absolutely Anything isn't awful, but nowhere near great or good.


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Release Date:

12 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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$20,169

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,303,792
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