First time director Niall MacCormick more-or-less delivers with this sweet and predictable slice of countryside sexual politics. And lost childhood. And foundering careers. And growing up. And Alzheimer’s Disease. And some boobs (but only for a second). Basically, each character has a big oppressive thing hanging round his or her neck – if only there was a name for that… Did we mention it’s called ALBATROSS?
Following his very recent directorial debut Ralph Fiennes takes on The Invisible Woman
Having escaped Cemetary Junction and successfully humoured the flashbacks of a fool, Felicity Jones has finally been promoted to lead burger-flipper in this derivative, predictable and utterly charming amalgam of Bridget Jones‘ self-deprecating humour and Notting Hill‘s transatlantic romance.
In the nine years since The Office first appeared on out TV screens, way back in 2001, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have become household names and international superstars. The Office has spawned numerous foreign versions (The American version is currently on its sixth season) and their follow-up sitcom Extras went on to be just as successful. That’s not to mention all the radio shows, podcasts and stand-up shows the pair have done between them. So it’s safe to say there’s a fair old expectation surrounding Cemetery Junction, Gervais and Merchant’s first feature film. But is it any good?