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A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012)

R | | Comedy | 8 June 2012 (UK)
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A crime novelist, whose research on Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, must confront his worst fears, when a film executive takes a sudden interest in his movie script.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jack
Alan Drake ... Perkins
... Small Man in Duvet
Jack Jaikol Situn ... Vietnamese Newspaper Man
... Maitre D' / Eye of Death
Henry Bowers-Broadbent ... Moustached Waiter
... Clair De Grunwald
... Dr. Friedkin
... Disgruntled Diner
Doug Tulloch ... Lead Head
Elliot Greene ... Biggie (as Elliot Green)
Josh Warner-Campbell ... Taggz
Harley Kierans ... Tiny
Kamal Onyiukah ... Noodles
Millie Hagland ... Duck
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Jack is a children's author turned crime novelist whose detailed research into the lives of Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, persecuted by the irrational fear of being murdered. When Jack is thrown a life-line by his long-suffering agent and a mysterious Hollywood executive takes a sudden and inexplicable interest in his script, what should be his big break rapidly turns into his big breakdown, as Jack is forced to confront his worst demons; among them his love life, his laundry and the origin of all fear. Written by Production

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Jack's a writer with a dark secret. But now his demons are taking over, unless one man finds the courage to fight back.

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Un miedo increíble a todo lo que existe  »

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Debuted in the U.S., in limited release, twenty months after its UK release. See more »

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During the restaurant scene, the black man sitting behind Jack disappears & reappears as the shot changes. See more »

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Jack: I didn't mean to become a children's author. It was a terrible accident!
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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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The Final Countdown
Written by Joey Tempest
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Brilliant!
21 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

I agree with everything the previous poster said. The movie is brilliant, hilarious, emotive, fantastic and everything most movies I have seen from EUA are not. I love comedy and I always hope to be amused and laugh, but I don't know if it's me who has a weird sense of humor or is the movies I watch. Most of the American movies I have seen lately, THAT'S MY BOY, BRIDESMAIDS, etc. are cute but not funny, not hilarious, not sad, nothing, just empty. I like THE NEIGHBORS, which I have seen nobody else likes, I like SLAMMING SALMON, where I was laughing so hard my stomach hurt, and so on. So Simon Pegg here is great! The story is great, I laughed and cried, what for me makes a movie perfect! This is a great movie for my sense of humor!


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