Tuesday, May 29, 2012
It all sounds depressing as hell but it's a sweet funny warm little film. Every one in it turns in fine performances and it's written and directed by Richard Ayoade, best known for his portrayal of Moss on The IT Crowd.
I highly recommend this one.
I fucking loved this movie. It was written and directed by the guy who directed The Mighty Boosh, so you know it's going to be different. And different it is. It's like a Michel Gondry on steroids on a Red Bull bender film. Every scene is a work of pop surrealism art. It's laugh out loud funny and a pleasure to behold. I'm sorry I haven't seen it sooner and I know it will be in the pantheon of films I watch repeatedly. It's got cameos by some of the modern British comedy royalty, Richard Ayoade, Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt, and Rich Fulcher. The only thing I didn't like about the film was the accent of the Spanish actress, Verónica Echegui, who played the female lead. At the best of times it was hard to understand her, and most of the time it was impossible to do so.
Do yourself a favor and see this film. It will blow your mind.