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20 years ago five childhood friends attempted an epic pub crawl only to fall short due to circumstances we learn about throughout the film. Fast forward to today and Gary King – their fearless leader (Simon Pegg) — is trying to get the gang together to finish what they started back then – And that is what they call the Golden Mile– 12 pubs and a pint in each.
I should mention who the gang is… You’ve got the Real-estate agent Oliver (Martin Freeman), Peter, the married car salesman (Eddie Marsan), Steven who is divorced and works in construction (Paddy Considine), and Andrew the lawyer (Nick Frost).
Nobody wants to do it — especially not Andrew — but everybody feels sorry for Gary. They have all moved on with their lives; he is still living in the past. And so here we are: back in Newton Haven.
I don’t want to ruin it, but suffice it to say they crawl, they get drunk, and some really weird things start to happen. And as you would expect from drunk middle-aged men, all of their issues come out in the open, fights follow, and then there are robots…? What? Yes! But nothing, not even robots or Andrew, is going to keep Gary from fulfilling his mission. And hilarity does ensue.
The World’s End is from director Edgar Wright, we know him from two other Britcoms — Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Hot Fuzz (2007) also starring two of these actors — Nick Frost and Simon Pegg. Also Hilarious!
Both actors are on point in this film. Simon Pegg’s comedic timing is flawless, his facial expressions are hilarious and when he has to pull out the dramatic acting chops, he does. And he sends this one to the top of my list of comedy must-see films for fall.
FOUR OUT OF FIVE COOKIES
Rated R for pervasive language including sexual references.