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The Festival (2018)

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After Nick's girlfriend dumps him, his best mate Shane has the perfect antidote to his break-up blues: three days at an epic music festival.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Thomas ... Nick
Hannah Tointon ... Caitlin
Hammed Animashaun ... Shane Stubbs
Hugh Coles Hugh Coles ... Rex
Lizzy Connolly ... Lucy
Theo Barklem-Biggs ... Gordy Symonds
Jemaine Clement ... Robin
Stirling Gallacher ... Vivian Taylor
Leigh Williams Leigh Williams ... Clive The Newsagent
Tom Knight ... Provost
Claudia O'Doherty ... Amy
Anthony Adjekum Anthony Adjekum ... Ticket Inspector
Chris Pybus Chris Pybus ... Scouse Guy
Kurt Yaeger ... The Pirate
Pine Pine ... Yung Boner
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When Nick's girlfriend dumps him at graduation, he has a colossal meltdown in front of the entire university. He's convinced his life is over, but his best mate Shane has the perfect solution: three days at an epic music festival. With the help of "festival aficionado" and certified oddball Amy, Shane tries to get Nick to embrace the music, the mayhem and the mud. From the creators of the Inbetweeners comes The Festival, a movie about friendship, growing up, and going mad in a field.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Фестиваль See more »

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Fudge Park Productions See more »
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2.35 : 1
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On the wall of Nick's bedroom is a poster for the film Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016). This film was written and directed by Taika Waititi. Waititi has previously collaborated with Jemaine Clement, most famously as Co-writer/director of What We Do In The Shadows (2014). Clement appears in this film as Shane's step-Dad Robin. See more »

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After advice from the BBFC, the filmmakers reduced three sequences of "crude and sexual behavior" in order to accept a 15 rating (as opposed to an 18). See more »

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Well... it was OK...
8 December 2018 | by kevcoeSee all my reviews

I was quite looking forward to this film. Loved The Inbetweeners and was hoping for more of the same.

It was, well, OK. Quite funny in places, quite dull in others. Joe Thomas plays exactly the same character he always does from the likes of The Inbetweeners, Fresh Meat and White Gold. It's always nice to see the lovely Hannah Tointon in anything. And Claudia O'Doherty is a talented comedic actress.

If you're after some undemanding and obvious laughs, this film is worth a shot. Just don't expect a classic.


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