A Fantastic Fear Of Everything 2014 R CC

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(19) IMDb 5.8/10
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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. When Jack is thrown a life-line by his long-suffering agent, and a mysterious Hollywood executive takes a sudden and inexplicable interest in Jack's script, what should be his 'big break' rapidly turns into his 'big breakdown'.

Starring:
Simon Pegg, Amara Karan
Runtime:
1 hour 41 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

A Fantastic Fear Of Everything

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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Crispian Mills, Chris Hopewell
Starring Simon Pegg, Amara Karan
Supporting actors Kiran Shah, Jack Jaikol Situn, Michael Feast, Henry Bowers-Broadbent, Clare Higgins, Paul Freeman, Mo Idriss, Doug Tulloch, Elliot Greene, Josh Warner-Campbell, Harley Kierans, Kamal Onyiukah, Millie Hagland, Pamela Cundell, Baxter Westby, Teresa Churcher, Karan Plah, Bernard Cribbins
Studio Vivendi
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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I disagree, but not in a bad way.
Amy Leigh
Unfortunately, he also has a crippling fear of laundrettes (aka laundromats), due to his mother abandoning him there.
E. A Solinas
Simon Pegg does it again with this amazingly funny film about a man having the worst day of his life.
Sally S.

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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By =GOB= on March 2, 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
First of all, I'd like to say that one of the advantages of Blu Ray is that the region codes aren't as stingant as with DVD. Any Blu Ray player in the states will play European disks, which makes many titles available and often at more reasonable prices than you can get in the US. This film doesn't have a US release as of yet (and might not find a large audience to merit one). I find Simon Pegg to be a comic genius, he can rarely do wrong. Spaced is one of my all-time favorite television progams. This film doesn't compare at all to Spaced, but I enjoyed it all the same. Like some of his other films, this is a dark comedy (although some won't find it "funny", there aren't any zingers or jokes, but I find the situations and Pegg's reactions to be real and humorous). It's a sort of one-man act through a large portion of it, following him around his flat as he narrates his paranoia. His character is a real sad sack, but even while watching his pathetic misadventure, you still find something relatable about him. His delusional, irrational phobias are wildly exaggerated, yet most of us can find something about them to identify with. An oddball film, unconventional story which isn't something a mass audience, or even fans of Pegg's previous work will all enjoy. Worth watching if you like off-the-wall, random movies which don't follow a standard format. It's not a story I've seen before, perhaps with good reason!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amy Leigh on April 10, 2014
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I read some reviews that made it sound like this was your average Simon Pegg film. I disagree, but not in a bad way. I am a huge fan of his work, and was looking forward to his usual brand of comedy. Athough his comedic timing is similar, and he still has a slapstick kind of charm, this is so much darker than his other films. It's very dark, albeit creepy at times, a comedy that didn't have me in stitches like his other films, but I still quite enjoyed it. I think the best way to enjoy this film is to know that you are not watching the ilk of Hot Fuzz or Run, Fat Boy, Run. This is a good film, and I can see watching it again - although, I don't think it'll be among my favorites of his work.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By FilmFanatic on March 1, 2014
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I'm a fan of Simon Pegg, as I'm sure a lot of people are. As I'm sure you are if you're thinking about getting this flick. I have friends that don't like or get British humor, but they LOVE Simon Pegg and his movies! Shaun of the Dead, The World's End and ESPECIALLY Hot Fuzz I consider to be near perfect comedies! I even find something to enjoy in some of his lesser movies like How To Lose Friends And Alienate People. But an actor's natural charm can only keep you interested for so long. In a nutshell, the writing and directing isn't up to par with the actor performing it. After about a half an hour of waiting for this movie to draw me in, it was actually turning me off. If Simon Pegg's name wasn't on this, I probably wouldn't have known about it or wanted to see it as much. The concept of a children's author who makes the sudden turn to write adult murder mysteries is a good draw that offers a ton of hilarious possibilities, but rarely do they take advantage of it! Pegg does his best with what he's given, but the story overall doesn't really build or amount to anything in the end nor does it make you laugh that much along the way. Now there was a scene or two that did make me chuckle, but really it wasn't worth the hour and a half time it took to finish this movie. Even if you ARE a fan of Simon Pegg, I suggest you rent this before you spend twenty something bucks to buy it. And if you're not a fan, I wouldn't even bother. I love the guy and even I was bored throughout most of this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jmeelou on May 31, 2014
Format: Blu-ray
This was a hilarious movie that was equal parts funny, charming, weird and was just an all around hoot.

Definitely has re-watch value!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 22, 2014
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Probably not what you are expecting if only going off of Pegg's previous films. This is a bit cerebral, a bit dark. But absolutely fabulous.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ladybug2535 on May 1, 2014
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Poor guy--he has one of the worst nights ever! Hilariously macabre humor, you can't help but feel for the guy at the same time you are laughing at his (self-inflicted) misfortune. Truly, agoraphobia isn't a laughing matter, nor is real paranoia--but as usual, Simon Pegg's character is so over-the-top it's okay to laugh. Touches of fantasy, some real scares to make you jump, and many more antics that will have you shaking your head, it's a film that will have you laughing out loud.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CS from IA on December 31, 2013
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My husband is a lover of all things Simon Pegg, so I surprised him with this movie for Christmas. It hasn't been released in the US, so he had only heard of it a few times but never seen it. I will start by saying that I was concerned that it may not play on my US LG Blu-Ray player, but I didn't have any issues at all.

As for the movie itself, it requires an appreciation and love of British humor (which my husband has, but I do not). He loved the movie and wanted to re-watch it the next day. I found it to be a little weird and could go without watching it again any time soon. The story was definitely not predictable, and was different than any other movie I have seen. However, I doubt it will ever have an official "US Release", because it is just not the type of movie that seems to do well here.
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