Cemetery JunctionApril 14, 2010
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)
Stars: Christian Cooke, Felicity Jones, Tom Hughes
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
Sgt. Wyn Davies
Girl in Street
Wife in Bar
Husband in Bar
Be Young. Be Free. Be Somebody.
Release Date: 14 April 2010
Filming Locations: Hampstead, London, England, UK
Opening Weekend: £641,218
(18 April 2010)
(2 May 2010)
Did You Know?
Ricky Gervais's first feature film made on his home soil.
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.
Gonna get messy.
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