Directed by: Ian Fitzgibbon
Starring: Dylan Moran, Mark Doherty, Keith Allen
I like Dylan Moran a lot, I think he’s a great stand-up comedian and I loved his show Black Books. So when I found out he had done basically nothing in the last couple years except this dark comedy, I pretty much had to see it. I guess I’m not disappointed, but it definitely wasn’t as good as I had hoped it could be.
An out-of-work actor and writer live together in a shitty building they haven’t paid rent on in months with the disabled brother of the actor. In one night, through a series of bizarre accidents, the brother, the landlord, the actor’s girlfriend who was leaving him, and even their dog all die. It’s up to the two to find a way to explain how this could’ve possibly happened, as the reality is just far too strange for anyone to believe.
It’s a pretty standard comedy of errors type thing, only it’s indie so instead of gags you get more realistic responses to the situation. Still, there’s nothing unexpected or original in the story. Dylan Moran is the only thing that’s even slightly funny in the film as the alcoholic, shitty writer. The main guy who also wrote the film just kinda sits by while the movie happens to him, basically never even cultivating a personality for his character. All in all, not really even worth seeing, and it’s too bad.