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Withnail & I
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7.9 IMDB rating

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Paul McGann

Paul McGann

& I / Marwood
Daragh O

Daragh O'Malley

Irishman
Michael Wardle

Michael Wardle

Isaac Parkin
Una Brandon-Jones

Una Brandon-Jones

Mrs. Parkin


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A Triumph of Personal Vision...

4 years, 6 months ago at Oct 2 12:03
1 vote
"Come on lads, let's get home, the sky's beginning to bruise, night must fall and we shall be forced to camp."

Bruce Robinson's Withnail & I is a doped-out British comedy spun from autobiographical threads about two unemployed actors living in London during 1969. This cult classic is devoid of a real plot and is shot in the simple, relatively dull style of a first-time director stru... read more

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1 year, 4 months ago at Dec 18 10:03
1 vote
Withnail & I was a delightful find. When the film reached the 10 minute mark, I knew what I just saw was just the beginning of what I would be seeing for the next 90 minutes. This is a rare film; It has little or no plot to it and has characters who have a flair for speaking with a poetic-nature and/or in structured sentences which more or less start with the word fuck! The film is about two despe... read more

Withnail & I

1 month, 3 weeks ago at Feb 25 22:25
1 vote
I don’t know, I just don’t get it.

Withnail & I is a film with a large cult following, but something about it just rubbed me the wrong way. Maybe I just find it hard to laugh off such grossly self-destructive behavior? I will concede that the film does have several merits and things working for it, but I walked away from this feeling more at arm’s length then rushing to embrac... read more
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Release date: 19 June 1987
UPC: 715515012225
Comedy (11), British (8), Drama (7), 1980s (6), Drugs (5), Cult Classic (5), London (4), UK (4), Alcohol (4), 1987 (4), Indie (3), History (3), Cult (2), 80s (2), Unemployment (2), Classic (2), Drinking Game (1), 1980's (1), Debut (1), Hairdresser (1)
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Withnail & I

“I don’t know, I just don’t get it.

Withnail & I is a film with a large cult following, but something about it just rubbed me the wrong way. Maybe I just find it hard to laugh off such grossly self-destructive behavior? I will concede that the film does have several merits and things working for it, but I walked away from this feeling more at arm’s length then rushing to embrace it.

I think there’s also something of a generational divide between myself and the original audience for this movie. At the time taking the piss out of boho culture was something new, but in the twenty-plus years since it hasn’t exactly retained the same potency. And I found the characterization of Uncle Monty to be a bit of relic from a past age, a lecherous older gay man making advanc” read more

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