Withnail and I

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Withnail and I (15)

An intelligent, superbly acted,  hilarious film, Bruce Robinson’s semi-autobiographical cult favorite is on many ‘all-time favourite film’ lists.  Withnail And I is a dark comedy that tells the sorry tale of drunk, anxious (Marwood aka I) and his even drunker, acerbic friend (Withnail), two unemployed actors. The destitute pair escape their squalid flat to take refuge in a country cottage, owned by Withnail’s uncle Monty, only to discover it’s all a horrible mistake and their wits—and their friendship—are sorely tested by horrible weather, hostile locals and empty cupboards. With a brilliant script, impeccable acting, it’s not hard to see why many consider it one of the best—if not the best—British comedy ever made. If you’ve seen it before, you’ll discover a new gem of a line, if you’ve never seen it, come and see what you’ve been missing.

Friday, November 11th 2016
Doors open at 7.30pm
Film starts at 8pm

You can buy tickets at Baileys Deli in Llangollen or online here or at our Facebook page.

Upstairs@The Town Hall,
Llangollen Town Hall,
Castle Street, Llangollen

Director: Bruce Robinson
Year: 1987
Certificate: 15
Running time: 1 hour 48 minutes

 

“It achieves a kind of transcendence in its gloom. It is uncompromisingly, sincerely, itself. It is not a lesson or a lecture, it is funny but in a consistent way that it earns, and it is unforgettably acted.”
Roger Ebert

“It had a miraculously literate script whose every line deservedly became a quotable classic and the film boasts a once-in-a-lifetime combination of perfect performances from Paul McGann and Richard E. Grant as the loafing actors heading for a terrible bucolic weekend, Ralph Brown as drug-dealing Danny and Richard Griffiths as predatory Uncle Monty.”
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“The best British comedy ever made? Possibly. A masterpiece? Unquestionably.”
Ali Catterall, Film4

“Withnail And I seesaws between hilarity and tragedy in a manner that doesn’t waste a single slurred syllable. The end result is not only incredibly funny but also one of the saddest, sharpest and, hell, downright educational movies ever made.”
William Thomas, Empire magazine