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Absolutely Anything (2015)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Neil
... Catherine
... Ray
... Grant
... James Cleverill
... Headmaster
... Fenella
... Rosie
... Miss Pringle
... Fiona
Mojo ... Dennis the Dog
... Dennis the Dog (voice)
... Chief Alien (voice)
... Nasty Alien (voice)
... 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/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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Neil Clarke's life just got extraordinary. 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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Roger Taylor, the drummer from Queen, sings the opening theme song "Absolutely Anything and Anything At All". See more »

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Neil bestows speech on the skeleton, then tells it to jump out the window. When it lands, it is no longer sentient, though Neil did not explicitly undo the command. See more »

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Neil Clarke: [Gets knocked off his bike by a car] Screw you!
[the driver of the car sudden feels an invisible person having sex with him]
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"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 »

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References Life of Brian (1979) See more »

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Absolutely Anything
Written and performed by Roger Taylor
Recorded and mixed by Josh Macrae (as Joshua J Macrae)
Licensed courtesy of Nightjar Productions Limited
Published by EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING
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Little story about almighty power, when phrased correctly
9 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

The absolute power of wish fulfillment has been connected to many beings, genie and god among others, but now even aliens can make one's wish come true. Absolutely Anything is a simple film blessed with nifty premise and charming charismatic lead in Simon Pegg. It's a light casual watch that surprisingly heartwarming and incredibly witty beyond the occasional quirky display, even though the premise doesn't have much depth.

Neil (Simon Pegg) is an ordinary teacher who has been given ultimate power by a group of aliens for the purpose of judging the entire earth. The plot and cast are rather familiar, including the love interest by Kate Beckinsale along with the usual best friend and silly talking dog. It's pretty hard to fail on delivering a talking dog, especially voiced by Robin Williams.

First and foremost, the humor is fun and fairly amusing. The script offers some ridiculous situations, often presenting these scenes for Simon Pegg to shine, and that he does. His character is utterly identifiable, wishing assortments of petty stuffs and ending up with stupid mistakes by simple poor choice of words. Some of these might feel overdone and the movie just goes for the boundary of safe route.

Pegg also seems like able to crate chemistry with the cast, and everyone is quite likable, aside from a few over-the-top moments for a couple of them. The movie doesn't venture into deep thought about absolute power or the logic of bending reality, it merely a mild enjoyment with nice characters, most of whom work in platonic relationship. One extra credit for the presentation is how the visual looks sophisticated, it uses the scenery of England and the special effects fairly well.

Absolutely Anything is a much humbler film than the title suggests, it provides ample of light entertainment with a commendable performance by Simon Pegg even if the premise feels outdated towards the end. Plus, having Robin Williams again, even in doggy form is a nice treat.


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