A Film With Me In It

A Film With Me In It

Hilarious! - hellcat1983

10 Points

Viewer Rating:hellcat1983 has rated A Film With Me In It rating: 4 Star

I honestly can't understand any negative criticism surrounding this movie and how anybody couldn't find this hilarious. Obviously the concept of dark humour has escaped them. And I don't consider this to be a ripoff of Shallow Grave, which is really like saying that this is a ripoff of any black comedy just because it's in the same genre. Admittedly towards the very start of the film, I didn't see this working as the tone was very serious and you could forsee the tragedy that was about to unfold. However, once Dylan Moran's character is added to the equation, things become side splittingly funny! I think Moran delivered every line perfectly and hilariously, and also felt that he overshadowed the main character in places. I understand that Moran's slapstick wackiness was in contrast to Doherty's more subdued nature but still felt that the main character wasn't more fleshed out & believable. I also felt that the start of the film was very slow and could've done with a but more editing because when the film gets moving it certainly gets moving, but it's keeping people interested until that point which is the problem. I understand the story needed a bit if buildup before it got going but some substance up until then would have been nice. Anyway, out of work actor Mark (Mark Doherty) is living in a rundown flat located in Dublin with his girlfriend and cripple brother who is weelchair bound. Things have been going very shakily for Mark with both his unestablished career and fizzling relationship with girlfriend Sally. Things get worse when Marks fails to pay rent and is threatened to be kicked out by his landlord, and even worse when Sally finds out that he has been squandering the rent money. The only thing Mark has going for him now is the film that he and best friend/neighbour Pierce (Dylan Moran), an alcoholic writer/director living upstairs, intends on making. One night in his death trap flat, things being to fall apart for Mark, literally. Firstly, his beloved dog is bludgeoned by a collapsed bookshelf. Then his brother is struck by a falling chadelier. Then enters his landlord to fix a faulty lightbulb, and well you can really see where things are heading at this stage. As the body count piles up, Mark calls on Pierce for advice on what to do about the bizarre accidental deaths. This is where the real humour begins as the pair try to deal with the bodies and what exactly to do about the situation at hand. And just when you think things can't possibly get any worse, they always do. A Film About Me is a film about a film based on unbelievable events. This is a real comedic gem and something which I didn't quite think our little nation could be capable of. You'll laugh til you cry while thinking you shouldn't be laughing at something which isn't ordinarily funny, but in this instance it is.

Review published on the 09 November 2008 13:43

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