On Friday, Shaun is in a rut. At 29, he’s coasted through life–and still hasn’t gotten very far, usually winding up at the local pub, the Winchester. His roommate Ed looks up to him–when he can take his eyes off the TV, that is. Liz is re-evaluating their relationship, particularly after Shaun fails to do something special for their anniversary on Saturday. That day, there are train delays, people fainting in the streets, TV news reporters on unexplained calamities
I’ve been wanting to watch this movie for a while as I’ve heard it’s right up my street..
1) It’s about Zombies (Must be a good thing)
2) It’s British (Must be FANTASTIC)
3) It’s a Romantic Zombie Comedy (About the only way I can bear Romantic Comedy – WITH ZOMBIES IN IT!)
So let’s call it a ro-zom-com!
It scored a VERY good 7.9 on IMDB which with a few more good votes could push it into the top 250.
I was expecting it to be a decent film, I was expecting it to be so good! It was a really good film, funny, touching, a little scary at times, beautifully written.
Especially if you are familiar with UK culture, and movies. It makes digs at several other films and references a few (Reservoir Dogs, 28 Days Later etc.). A lot of it is social commentary, especially targetting Londoners, anyone familiar with the place will find it hilarious.
It’s about a real loser who works in a small electrical store, now this guy is a proper loser, not like the American ‘loser movies‘ where the guy is actually really fucking successful. This guy has a boring life, a weird family, an annoying best friend/flatmate and no prospects.
The Winchester is everything!
I’d say it’s not for everyone, there’s a lot of swearing and a fair bit of violence and it makes a LOT of movie references. Especially horror movie references. There are a lot of UK actors that make at least cameo appearances too if you are familiar with Little Britain (Matt Lucas) or The Office (Martin Freeman).
Now I want to see From Dusk till Shaun!
This is a very funny, witty, clever film, sadly I think it will go over many people’s heads, but I think at SOME level it can be enjoyed by everyone.
I give it an excellent 9/10.
One of the funniest and most original movies I’ve seen for quite a long time.