Bunny and the Bull 2009

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(44) IMDb 6.7/10

A young shut-in takes an imaginary road trip inside his apartment, based on mementos and memories of a European trek from years before.

Starring:
Simon Farnaby,Edward Hogg
Runtime:
1 hour, 37 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Paul King
Starring Simon Farnaby, Edward Hogg
Supporting actors Verónica Echegui, Ed Hogg, Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt, Rich Fulcher, Richard Ayoade
Studio Studiocanal
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Samantha on 8 July 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I bought this movie because I love Simon Farnaby, and he does not dissapoint. This film is worth seeing just for the artwork in it. The sets are beautifully and artfully constructed from everything from newspaper to glass bottles, and the effect is a dreamy and surreal film which at the same time is delightfully funny and touching. I'd highly recommend it.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Paul McNamee TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 April 2010
Format: DVD
I must admit, given the people involved and the reports of back projection and newspaper sets, I was reasonably worried this would be nothing more than a big screen version of The Mighty Boosh, but I was driven to see it by a flood of fond reviews, and I'm glad I did.

There's a fair amount of comedy in the movie (most of it courtesy of Simon Farnaby, the British Kramer as far as I'm concerned) but a fair amount of drama too. The approach is novel but never a novelty, with the memories of Stephen (an impossible-to-dislike Edward Hogg) played out in surreal fantasy as he's prompted to them by artifacts in his rarely-left home. Essentially, the film is a road trip across Europe, with involvement from curious characters and the sort of amusing threats you'd associate with such a film. Of the cast, most impressive is Verónica Echegui, a barely contained Spanish dynamo of hilarity.

I'd rather keep any other specifics out of the review, as to see it fresh as I did is surely the most enjoyable way. I can say that if you're a curious fan of The Mighty Boosh, you're bound to enjoy it, but writer/ director Paul King's achievement is making it appealing to people outside that group as well, as a proper, heartfelt film and not just a selection of wacky sketches and funny voices. The DVD features a decent selection of extras including interviews with the leads and King, and a Shaun Of The Dead-esque flipchart feature.

A pleasant surprise, and an earnest recommendation.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Super Drumkit Dominator on 25 Jun. 2010
Format: Blu-ray
Paul King's debut feature is a very interesting and imaginative journey around europe with a quirky couple of backpackers. The visual style of the film is very much in the same vein as a Michel Gondry film, but without it feeling 'borrowed'.
I always feel that managing the expectations of a film is key to getting the right people to see it. This isn't American Pie. It isn't even the Mighty Boosh, but it is funny. It is kind of slow, so be ready for that, however I loved it - and Simon Farnaby is brilliant as usual.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Reverend Deryn on 23 Aug. 2010
Format: Blu-ray
I recently bought a copy of Bunny and the bull on Blu-ray. the story line is amazing and considering it had a low budget the effects (some of which are pretty special) make the film quirky, funny and definitely worth checking out. even though the film is crammed with comic material the genre of the film has to be classified as a Drama, once you get over the funny blanket that is thrown over the film it does feature a very touching story, this i think I'll leave you to find out yourself. cast wise the film often chucks in channel 4 comedians from the Mighty Boosh, the I.T. Crowed and many others. If you get the chance and have some free dosh I think you should get this movie. you wont regret it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Equinox on 2 Mar. 2011
Format: DVD
i bought this because of the Boosh, i think it's weird how we were promised a Boosh film then this came out to confuse us. This really isn't about Boosh - and it's good that it isn't.

It's realllly low budget,the sets aren't real, there's no real effects - so if it's bells and whistles you're after then this isn't for you.

There's some really good acting in this, and a couple of funny moments, the chemistry between the characters is good and the storyline is great. It's cleverly put together and brilliantly explores Stephen's memories and what's going on inside his head. there's loads of special features with interviews with the main people, they explain what's going on and further expand on the story.

It's much darker than i was expecting, it's not a film to cheer you up, but it'll be a good addition to your dvd collection.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By katie on 3 Mar. 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I loved this film. I ordered it by chance but was amazed by that wonderful story.
I love the plot and above all the somehow simple but incredebly lovely sets and the cuts like the one from the exterior of the snow-ball- thing into the interior!
You have to keep an eye on Paul King, the director, I guess he might be one of Britain's star directors in the future!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Victor HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on 2 April 2012
Format: DVD
This film is amazing. It follows the adventures of two friends as they meander their way across Europe with the vague aim of going toSpain to fight a bull. It's told in flashback from the perspective of Stephen, as he remembers the traumatic trip while trapped in his self imposed prison of a flat.

But no brief synopsis of the story, inventive as the story actually is, can actually do this film justice. The performers (especially Edward Hogg and Simon Farnaby) really deliver with characters that, even though totally surreal at times, are totally believable and well constructed 3D entities. There are cameos from a host of British TV comedy talent which adds sparkle as the film progresses. And a certain off beat manicness.

The direction and visualisation is amazing. The flashback images are told in an almost cartoon like fashion, with some amazing animation and ways of linking scenes. It seems as though there is always something clever going on in the back ground. It's a visual feast, and the dream like nature of the whole piece is beautifully done.

The thing I loved about this film is that, for me, it was totally unique. Other more learned people might correct me, but I have never seen anything like it before. OK, I can see influences of everything from Dr. Caligari and Vampyr to Monty Python, but they are just influences, flavours. The substance of film itself is like nothing I have seen before and I therefore have nothing to compare it to. It's a rare film these days where I come away thinking it was totally original.

On another level, leaving aside any attempts at analysis, this is just a really amusing, adsorbing film that, while not inducing belly laughs, was entertaining and kept me glued to the screen.
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