Cemetery Junction 2010 R

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From the Emmy award winning team behind the hit series, "The Office", comes a hip, hilarious and heart breaking coming-of-age story, starring Ricky Gervais and Academy Award? nominees Ralph Fiennes and Emily Watson.

Starring:
Tom Hughes, Ricky Gervais
Runtime:
1 hour, 36 minutes

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Cemetery Junction

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Starring Tom Hughes, Ricky Gervais
Supporting actors Christian Cooke, Ralph Fiennes, Matthew Goode, Jack Doolan, Steve Speirs, Jessica Jones, Madeleine Dunbar, Andrew Brooke, Burn Gorman, Anne Reid, Julia Davis, Albert Welling, Katy Murphy, Felicity Jones, Francis Magee, David Earl, Bryony Hannah, Terence Bird
Studio No U.S. Release Planned
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Good film, story, actors.
Barbara Streisand
I don't want to sound like a cliche, but this movie really did make me laugh and cry.
Maggie Whitman
Fantastic script and the actors are the best of the best.
J-Ho1981

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Pastor of Disaster on August 16, 2010
Format: DVD
This is a rather charming coming of age movie charting the escapades of three loveable rogues, The Nerd, Bad-boy and the Buffoon. The 1970's are wonderfully recreated here, and reminds me somewhat of my youth, its well acted and keeps an slight emotional pull and a constant flow of smiles and chuckles rather than huge laughs. Its.. well, its just very well acted, made and written, without pulling up any trees, its just .. nice. I have no idea how this will translate to American audiences, but erm, did I mention its nice-ness
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Gail F. Hoskins on September 14, 2010
Format: DVD
I am not a huge Ricky Gervais fan but I do hail from the town this is theoretically set in and so decided to rent it. I have to say that I found it hugely enjoyable. The prevailing attitude that you worked at a factory or for town's the large insurance company was absolutely spot on even 10 years later when I was the age of these characters. I thought that the acting was fantastic and I loved the characters of Julie's mother (a frumped up Emily Watson) and especially Sgt Wyn Davies (Steve Speirs) who plays the sort of police officer who can really change lives. My only gripe was in the choice of locations. The real Cemetery Junction is way, way too busy to be a practical choice of film location, I can see that, but the choice of such a rural setting made it look far too "choclate boxy" to fit the story line of three boys desperate to escape. Even then, Reading was a large, busy town with little similarity to the town centre the boys are seen striding through and Cemetery Junction itself is and was a run down area of narrow streets and tiny brick terraces. Other than that, the period detail was fantastic - the inside of my house was scarily just like Freddie's. And why oh why don't we have "Crazy Horses" by the Osmonds on more sound tracks? The world could be a better place...
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Maggie Whitman on July 22, 2010
Format: DVD
I saw this movie in a theatre in London in April. By British standards, this is one of the greatest films to come out of that country. As for any America who is weary of British movie quality, like myself, this is honestly one of the greatest movies I have ever seen. If you are at all familiar with the works of Ricky Gervais, then you can only expect some of the best entertainment. This movie is deep, it's moving. Ricky Gervais tends to do comedies, but this movie really shows his talent as a director and actor. I don't want to sound like a cliche, but this movie really did make me laugh and cry. My friends and I talked about this movie for days.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By susan katz on June 2, 2012
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I thought this was a really enjoyable movie. It was a really touching film about wanting to break out of where you are and I think most people can relate to that. I think Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant proved with this that they can give birth to more than just hilarious babies. Being a huge fan of them I didn't want to be disappointed and I wasn't.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By H.P. Louris on September 30, 2010
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I watched this because of the names Gervais and Merchant and while it wasn't a bad movie, it's hard to recommend as there's not really anything in it that you haven't seen done before elsewhere and better. It feels like the co-writers/co-directors really wanted to show that they could break out from comedy and make a coming-of-age story with dramatic resonance, but what they came up with feels like a semi-serviceable imitation of other, better movies. It might have been heartfelt, but as what we're accustomed to seeing from them is exceptional, seeing something that is little more than "fine" compounds the letdown. Three stars because Ralph Fiennes and Matthew Goode are really great in it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Red R. on October 9, 2010
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This is a very good film. But if you're buying it because you are a Ricky Gervais fan be aware that his presence on screen is rather limited. Set in 1970's England, in a small working class town, the dialog is sometimes difficult to understand but not overly so. I found the acting to be agreeable and at times admirable, especially from the veteran actors Emily Watson and Ralph Fiennes. The younger actors were very good as well. For me though, what made this movie stay with me was the soundtrack by Tim Atack. As the Dude would say, 'it really tied the room together.'
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lucinda on May 3, 2013
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Ricky Gervais & Steve Merchant have such a way of making you laugh one second and tear up the next. They write characters that you love and root for and that are real.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Beatrice Izzey VINE VOICE on May 20, 2011
Format: DVD
This was an engaging story on the class conflict, on self hatred, on hating one's parents, on being a teen ager, on blaming one's background versus doing something for oneself, on taking responsibility versus excusing onself...

All done with a light touch.

I only wish Gervais and Merchant had more than a small role as characters.

Gervais and Merchant are not at their acid, stinging best. Rather, their humor is muted.
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