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Cemetery Junction


CEMETERY JUNCTION tells the funny, touching and universal story of being trapped in a small town and dreaming of escape.

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1 star

The only thing I enjoyed about Cemetery Junction was Jack Doolans character "Snork" other then that, I found it to be a boring movie

- dukeakasmudge, Saturday, August 28, 2010

4 stars

Cast: Christian Cooke, Felicity Jones, Ricky Gervais, Tom Hughes, Jack Doolan, Julia Davis, Ralph Fiennes, Emily Watson, Matthew Goode, Steve Speirs Director: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant Summary: "Taking a new job to escape a bleak existence as a working-class stiff in a small English town, Freddie Taylor (Christian Cooke) gets ensconced in more drama than he bargained for when he runs into his old flame, Julie (Felicity Jones). Now Freddie and his mates, Bruce (Tom Hughes) and Snork (Jack Doolan), must navigate the consequences of the lovely lady's unexpected reappearance. My Thoughts: "I really enjoyed this dramedy. It has many laughs. My favorite was the dialogue between the grandma and father. Great stuff, plenty of laughs from them. But its an all around great British comedy/drama. Loved the characters. Its about these three friends who are just trying to find their way. Snork just wants to find a gal who will accept him and his tattoo (which is hilarious). Freddie, doesn't want to end up like his father (Gervais) working at a dead end job and having nothing to show for it. Bruce wants out of the small town and is angry at the world, but mainly at his father and goes around getting himself into a lot of fist fights. In the end they all in some way find their path. It's a really good story with laughs throughout that really makes it not only relatable but enjoyable."

- LWOODS04, Tuesday, August 24, 2010

3 stars

Hmm, a comedy? I'd say more like a drama. Cemetery Junction was written and directed by two great comedians, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the same guys who brought you The Office (and a rather recent show An Idiot Abroad). However Cemetery Junction failed to give me the laughs. There were some laughs in places, even though they were rather primitive for the most part, unless I just didn't get the humour and just laughed at the most basic of humour in the movie. Other than that, the movie was more of an emotional drama if you ask me. I think in terms of putting across a clear message to the viewers it succeeds. The film is about a young adult, who has aspirations in life, to get a job, to be rich and to have a family. Two of his friends however are less interested in that and just live life as it is. The location is supposed to be one of the poorest in UK as I've gathered and so it was a big deal to be able to get out there and to get a well-paid job. Well it is a big deal even now, but for those guys it would've been a dream. Things get more complicated when the main character meets a childhood friend he falls in love with. The film showed contrast of lives well - the people who want to do something big with their life and those who just prefer to get on with it, the people who value freedom, independency and personal aspirations, and those who just follow the standard conventional methods and try to mute the others. I think that was the movie's strength. However I was preparing myself to watch a comedy, and in terms of giving laughter it didn't do so well in my opinion. All in all an OK movie. I doubt I'd watch it again though.

- matseb2611, Saturday, October 30, 2010