Absolutely Anything Review

Absolutely Anything
Neil (Pegg), a schoolteacher-cum-aspiring author, is given godlike powers by an alien race trying to decide whether mankind should be obliterated.

by William Thomas |
Published on
Release Date:

29 Aug 2015

Running Time:

NaN minutes



Original Title:

Absolutely Anything

A Budgens Bruce Almighty, Terry Jones’ first film as a director in over a decade assembles an Avengers of comedic talent – Simon Pegg, Robin Williams in his last role, Rob Riggle, Eddie Izzard, and the surviving Pythons, to name but nine – stands back and... does pretty much absolutely anything except make you laugh. The tale of a schoolteacher (Pegg) who is imbued with omnipotence, it’s a sadly confused and cheap muddle that, despite the valiant efforts of the ever-ebullient Pegg and some nice voice work from the ex-Pythons as all-powerful aliens with names like Sharon and Janet, barely raises a chuckle. The tone is also confused – its amiable slapstick, relentless mugging and Christmas cracker jokes are clearly aimed at kids, so it’s jarring when one scene alone unleashes four F-bombs, scuppering it for the young ‘uns. But hey, at least the dog’s cute.

Sadly, proof that they will make absolutely anything these days.
Just so you know, whilst we may receive a commission or other compensation from the links on this website, we never allow this to influence product selections - read why you should trust us