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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

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 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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Storyline

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/she wants. And they choose Neil Clarke, a teacher who teaches the special kids. He is constantly being berated by the headmaster and is attracted to his neighbor, Catherine, 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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

12 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Absolutamente todo See more »

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Gross USA:

$20,169

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,303,792
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first film directed by Terry Jones in 19 years. See more »

Goofs

If Neil wanted Dennis to stop talking, he could've easily used his power to do so. See more »

Quotes

Neil Clarke: I'm not going to give you a biscuit until you answer my question!
Dennis: Biscuits! Bread biscuits, black biscuits!
Neil Clarke: Is that all you think about?
Dennis: Nothing else matters! Biscuits, please!
Neil Clarke: Dennis, become a rational thinking creature!
Dennis: Look, I just can't concentrate on anything till I've had one of those biscuits! I know it's crazy, but that's how it is. I guess I'm kinda hooked on them. So please, give me just one biscuit, and I'll be able to think about something else!
Neil Clarke: That makes sense.
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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 »

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References Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Absolutely Anything
Written and performed by Roger Taylor
Recorded and mixed by Joshua Macrae (as Joshua J Macrae)
Licensed courtesy of Nightjar Productions Limited
Published by EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING
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One of the better comedies to come out recently
27 March 2016 | by WakenPayneSee all my reviews

When I first looked at the cast to this movie, it was a guarantee for me to see this movie. The premise maybe a rehash of Bruce Almighty but considering the Monty Python team, Robin Williams and Simon Pegg among others... Yeah, I was going to see this and the trailers unlike every other comedy that's come out in the past few years looked pretty promising.

The plot, aliens find a satellite of Earth from 1972 giving them a run-down of humanity. So they decide the best thing to do would be to order a destruction on Earth considering they think humanity is stupid and has no idea about anything in comparison. However, according to intergalactic law the only way to fully determine this is to give any random person the ability to pretty much do anything, ANYTHING they want. However, he slowly learns that it frequently has monkey-paw twists depending on his wording.

My biggest problem with the movie is while this is frequently funny, you do have to wait about 25 minutes before this gets good and being that it's 80 minutes, it doesn't leave a lot of room to make this funny considering the part near the end when some of the things that's done comes back to bite him on the ass and destroys his social life. With all things considered, it's within reason.

With that said, now to bring on the Bruce Almighty comparisons, the dramatic part is better and a lot less forced, which is much better but I'd also say Bruce Almighty said he can't mess with free will and here they do this all the time. To me this makes the movie a little... creepy. I hate romances like in Bewitched (2005) and I don't know what else where the romance blooms from mind-control and to me, that creates a huge disconnect. But I will say unlike other comedies the character of the love interest isn't just a blank slate but I think it would also be a much stronger ending if he instead learns to live with the mistakes he made with all this and grows more-so as a person then he did.

Onto what I did like. There were some funny parts, I would argue after he accidentally resurrects everyone on the planet as zombies, every joke seems to hit with me... for the most part. The stuff at the beginning while I admit was slow it does get a few chuckles. I'd even say if you don't think about the messing with free will thing, it is pretty harmless as a comedy.

I'd say, this isn't really as funny as I would have liked considering the cast and if you're a fan of some of them like I am or have seen them in roles you think are hilarious then I'd recommend lowering the expectations. I'd say it is worth it and be patient with it at the beginning.


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