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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.

Director:

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 ... 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 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 »

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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Last feature film by Terry Jones. See more »

Goofs

When Neil tries to catch up to Catherine down the street, he could've have easily used his power to either appear in front of her or to make her appear in front of him. See more »

Quotes

Headmaster: You, Mr Clarke, are totally irresponsible, you are idle and you are feckless.
Neil: Feckless?
Headmaster: Yes, you are without feck. If I could replace you, I would.
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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

Referenced in Evening Urgant: Egor Koreshkov (2015) 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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Very Interesting Plot, Fun Movie
14 August 2015 | by j-vickers1See all my reviews

This film follows a man named Neil Clarke (Simon Pegg) and his story after being granted the ability to get whatever he wishes for by a group of aliens as an experiment.

This film had some great advertisements that interested me to watch this film. Its plot line alone, the ability to grant any wish you have to come true, had me intrigued. The film does a good job at keeping the 'wonder' feel going throughout the film. The missing two stars are because i just feel so much more could of been done in this film and there were many opportunities to branch out and do different stuff, but most of the time they kept it simple. A few of his wishes were clever and mad me really wonder 'what would i wish for?' but some were far too simple.

I won't spoil it because this is spoiler free, but the ending to this film isn't as good as the first half of the film. That was probably the weakest part. You won't walk out of this movie thinking 'Oh my gosh Simon Pegg just delivered the best performance in his entire career' but, that does not mean it was bad. the acting was good, the editing was fine as well and overall, i recommend this film on a rainy day as entertainment to pass the time. I doubt it will be the best film you have ever seen but you will have a fun time with it. 8/10


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

12 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$20,169

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,303,792
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2.39 : 1
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