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British comedy. Stephen Turnbull (Edward Hogg) has not left the house for months. When an infestation of mice wreaks havoc on his precious daily routine, he starts to relive a road trip around Europe with his best mate Bunny (Simon Farnaby). The story of their debauched and chronically underfunded trip is played out in flashback, chronicling a series of bizarre and disastrous encounters including a demented dog-loving tramp (Julian Barratt), an alcoholic ex-matador (Noel Fielding) and the dullest tour guide that ever lived (Richard Ayoade). But it is superstitious waitress Eloisa (Veronica Echegui) who steals their hearts, prompting an unlikely love triangle that takes them from the industrial wastelands of Poland to the bull fields of Spain.

Starring:
Simon Farnaby, Rich Fulcher
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Bunny and the Bull

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 41 minutes
Starring Simon Farnaby, Rich Fulcher, Ed Hogg, Verónica Echegui, Noel Fielding, Richard Ayoade, Julian Barratt, Edward Hogg
Director Paul King
Genres Comedy
Studio ELEVATION
Rental release 29 March 2010
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 41 minutes
Starring Simon Farnaby, Rich Fulcher, Ed Hogg, Verónica Echegui, Noel Fielding, Richard Ayoade, Julian Barratt, Edward Hogg
Director Paul King
Genres Comedy
Studio ELEVATION
Rental release 29 March 2010
Main languages English
Subtitles English

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

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8 of 8 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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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Paul McNamee TOP 500 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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5 of 5 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By katie on 3 Mar 2011
Format: DVD
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Caroline Mcloughlin on 30 Nov 2010
Format: DVD
This movie is just as weird and strange as The Mighty Boosh was! There is more depth to it than the TV show though, and Simon Farnaby as Bull steals the show; he is just hilarious. A must watch for Boosh fans, though if you haven't watched these types of shows before, you might not get the quirkiness of it - it is bizarro land!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. M. Szulist on 19 May 2010
Format: DVD
Very funny movie for Mighty Boosh big fans recomended!!! You ll love it people!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Annat on 24 April 2010
Format: DVD
This is an amazingly lovely film, right from its extraordinary opening credits. A road movie in reverse, a story of friendship, of dependency, of love in its different forms - Bunny and the Bull is so many things. Paul King's idiosyncratic writing and direction - already evident from his Mighty Boosh work - comes to the fore in this inspired tale of two misfits and the girl who changes their lives. It's magical; a waking dream, full of touches of nightmare and weirdness, fantastical animation, and the most glorious soundtrack from the Ralfe Band (well worth getting the CD of this!). Farnaby and Hogg are wonderful, as is Veronica Echegui. And there are telling and lovely cameos from Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding and Richard Ayoade. It's funny, poignant, with images which will stay with you for a very long time. Highly recommended.

The extras are also nicely selected , with a good "making of" featurette. I'd caution showing the film to very young children who might already be Boosh fans though. Some of the humour is near the knuckle and the storyline may not absorb small children's attention in any case.

It's definitely a film to savour...
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