Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Withnail And I (1987)

Withnail and I was a funny little film. In many ways, it reminded me of an existentialist play. They aren't totally waiting for Godot, but there are scenes where it feels like they are. Normally, a film with so little plot would irritate me. But this film was funny. And charming in a strange sort of British way. Richard Griffiths as Withnail's gay, rich uncle was my favorite character and I found the scenes involving him funniest.

I don't have a whole lot to say about this film. I read somewhere that it's Johnny Depp's favorite movie, so take that as you will. It's funny, it's thinly plotted, it has some British absurdist humor throughout that you may or may not enjoy. It's worth a whirl.

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