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2010 - 2015, Comedy - Adult, Invasion of Earth

The World’s End

Released 2013 Rating 15 in UK
Director Edgar Wright Writer/s Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright
Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Pierce Brosnan, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan, Rosamund Pike, Reece Shearsmith, Mark Heap
Source of story An original screenplay
Elevator Pitch Five men, at the behest of their former possible leader, visit the scene of a monumental pub crawl, this time intending to reach the twelfth pub, The World’s End. They are joined by the sister of one of them, still fancied by the others. But all is not well in the town. Why does almost no-one recognise them? Even though people seem to staring at them all the time. It’s not just an excess of alcohol which is reducing their grasp on reality.
Content A lot of drinking of pints in traditional pubs, gradually with increasing violence and the five guys take on the inhabitants of the town – whatever they may be. A certain amount of discussion about sex. Finally a lot of explosions and fires.
A View I had thought that films about people getting drunk were not being made any more, and if that had been so I could understand why, because I did not find this fun. But I’m in the minority. I thought it would have been sufficiently crass to have been hated by the critics, but it got great reviews. So what do I know?

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