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Cemetery Junction

Ralph Fiennes and Emily Watson in Cemetery JunctionRicky Gervais and Stephen Merchant in Cemetery JunctionRalph Fiennes, Christian T. Cooke and Tom Hughes in Cemetery JunctionChristian Cooke and Felicity Jones in Cemetery JunctionTom Hughes in Cemetery JunctionCemetery Junction

Plot

A 1970s-set comedy centered on three young working class friends in a dreary suburb of Reading.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 6.9/10 (10,148 voted)

Director:
Ricky Gervais

Stars: Christian Cooke, Felicity Jones, Tom Hughes

Storyline
It's 1973 in Cemetery Junction, a Reading suburb. Three working class lads, best friends, are coming of age. Freddie wants to rise above his station, taking a job selling life insurance, wearing a suit and tie. Snork works at the railway station and wants a girlfriend some day. Bruce talks of leaving but seems on track to work at a factory, drink and fight, and become like his dad, in front of the telly with beer on hand; and he's trying the patience of the police officer who gets him out of jams. Freddie's job leads the lads toward a few small changes. He runs across a childhood friend, Julie, his boss's daughter who's engaged to the firm's top seller. Can the lads break out?

Writers: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant

Cast:

Tom Hughes

Bruce Pearson


Ricky Gervais

Mr. Taylor


Christian Cooke

Freddie Taylor


Ralph Fiennes

Mr Kendrick


Matthew Goode

Mike Ramsay


Jack Doolan

Snork


Steve Speirs

Sgt. Wyn Davies


Jessica Jones

Girl in Street


Madeleine Dunbar

Wife in Bar


Andrew Brooke

Husband in Bar


Burn Gorman

PC Renwick


Anne Reid

Freddie's Gran


Julia Davis

Mrs Taylor


Albert Welling

Mr. Waring


Katy Murphy

Mrs Waring

Taglines:
Be Young. Be Free. Be Somebody.



Details

Official Website:
Official site |

Release Date: 14 April 2010

Filming Locations: Hampstead, London, England, UK

Opening Weekend: £641,218
(UK)
(18 April 2010)
(330 Screens)

Gross: £1,329,002
(UK)
(2 May 2010)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

Ricky Gervais's first feature film made on his home soil.

Goofs:

Anachronisms:
During the live band scene a powered speaker appears on stage (then disappears). It's a Mackie SRM450. These weren't invented until the 1990s.

Quotes:

Bruce Pearson:
Gonna get messy.



User Review

Pleasant Surprise

Rating: 10/10


Though I knew Ricky Gervais and Steve merchant directed it, I had no
prior expectations about this movie. I did not know what it was about
nor did i read any reviews before watching. Trust me, that is the best
way to watch Cemetery Junction. Don't listen to the reviews of jaded
film critics who over-analyze and complain about other movies being
similar. This is a movie that make you feel good without explicitly
being a feel-good movie. I came out feeling nostalgic for 70s Britain
though I grew up in 90s USA. The dialog is witty, smart, often funny
and sometimes touching. It deftly touches on themes of loss, regret,
friendship, love, and following one's dreams. This is my favorite
British film in quite some time. You will not regret watching this
movie.