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Withnail and I

London. The 1960s. Two unemployed actors - acerbic, elegantly wasted Withnail (Richard E. Grant) and the anxiety-ridden "I" (Paul McGann) - drown their frustrations in booze, pills, and lighter fluid. When Withnail's Uncle Monty (Richard Griffiths) offers his cottage, they escape the squalor of their flat for a week in the country. They soon realize they've gone on holiday by mistake when their wits - and friendship - are sorely tested by violent downpours, less than hospitable locals, and empty cupboards. Bruce Robinson's semi-autobiographical cult favourite is an intelligent, superbly acted, and hilarious film, not to be missed!

Year: 1986
Genre: Comedy, Queer Cinema, Cult Films / After Dark, Film Festivals 1988, High Times, Black Humour, Julia's Favourites, Theo's Favourites
Country: UK
Director: Bruce Robinson
Starring: Richard E Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths
Duration: 107 Minutes
Rating: R13 - Contains offensive language.
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