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Withnail and I

Genres: Comedy, Cult Classics, Friendships, Gay / Lesbian, Substance Abuse

Cast: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths

Director: Bruce Robinson

Synopsis: 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 Withnail's lascivious uncle Monty. The boundaries of friendship are outrageously tested by hunger, the hostile locals and Monty's amorous advances in Director Bruce Robinson's semi-autobiographical cult favorite.

Language: English

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Production Year: 1987

Reviews:

  • "One of the funniest and most original British films in the second half of the 20th century, Withnail & I is a genuine cult classic.", Allmovie.com
  • "The humor is both brutal and clever, and the acting uniformly excellent.", Variety
  • "A wry portrait of 60s low-life bohemia.", TV Guide

Withnail and I
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