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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Felicity Jones
Christian Cooke
Tom Hughes
Jack Doolan
Ralph Fiennes
Ricky Gervais
Matthew Goode
Directors
Ricky Gervais
Stephen Merchant
Screenwriters
Stephen Merchant
Ricky Gervais
Running Time
94 minutes

Cemetery Junction
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Cemetery Junction

Plot
Reading, the 1970s. The lifestyle of three friends — Freddie (Cooke), Bruce (Hughes) and Snork (Doolan) — is put to the test when Freddie starts a new job selling door-to-door insurance under the watchful eye of creepy boss Mr. Kendrick (Ralph Fiennes) and mentor Mike Ramsay (Goode). The situation is further complicated when Freddie rediscovers his long-lost childhood sweetheart, Julie (Jones) — who just happens to be Kendrick’s daughter and Ramsay’s fiancée.


Verdict
Rather than an easy nostalgia-fest filled with flared trousers, Gervais and Merchant have captured a warm, funny and engaging coming-of-age drama, the like of which British cinema rarely delivers.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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