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Acerbic and irresistibly self-destructive Withnail (Richard E. Grant) and neurotic Marwood (Paul McGann) are down-at-the-heels actors in 1960s London, living in self-inflicted squalor and drowning their artistic frustrations with booze and any drugs they can get their hands on. Fleeing the doldrums -- and unpaid bills -- of the city, the pair finds themselves stuck in the less than idyllic country cottage of Withnails lascivious uncle Monty. The boundaries of friendship are outrageously tested by hunger, the hostile locals and Montys amorous advances in Director Bruce Robinsons semi-autobiographical cult favorite.
Withnail and I is one of my favorite films, easily five stars. I love the dark comedic undertone that broods under this decidedly English tale of two lost actors living a life of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ben Up the Tree
Ummm ... no. Maybe it's a cultural difference, but I just didn't get it.Published 2 months ago by drcg
Classic post seventies booze and dope crashing with Shakespearean underpinnings. Lead actor is perfect--also appeared in how to get ahead in advertising. Read morePublished 4 months ago by firefighter
If you like quirky British comedy -- and not everyone does -- you will love this movie.Published 7 months ago by Herr X
Richard A. Grant & Paul McGann in a totally wigged out cult buddy movie about two down-and-out London actors at the end of the 1960s. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Daniel J Pescatore
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I haven't seen the Blu-ray yet, but if nothing else, we at least finally have an anamorphic transfer. Blu-ray.com didn't give it a glowing review, but they said it's still a big improvement over the Criterion DVD I have. Since it's so cheap, I'll probably spring for the upgrade one of these days.
Jun 23, 2011 by Dan Watkins | See all 3 posts
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