Life's Too Short 2011

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The entire first series of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's mockumentary comedy following the life of dwarf actor Warwick Davis. Faced with mounting tax bills and a soon-to-come divorce settlement, Warwick chooses to resurrect his failing career by inviting the cameras in to record every aspect of his life - whatever that might throw up. Guests appearing include Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Steve Carell and Liam Neeson.

Starring:
Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 55 minutes
Starring Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Rosamund Hanson, Les Dennis, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Warwick Davis, Cat Deeley, Jo Enright, Liam Neeson, Johnny Depp, Steve Carell, Sting, Helena Bonham Carter, Shaun Williamson
Director Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Genres Comedy, Drama
Studio UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK
Rental release 21 November 2012
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 55 minutes
Starring Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Rosamund Hanson, Les Dennis, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Warwick Davis, Cat Deeley, Jo Enright, Liam Neeson, Johnny Depp, Steve Carell, Sting, Helena Bonham Carter, Shaun Williamson
Director Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Genres Comedy, Drama
Studio UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK
Rental release 21 November 2012
Main languages English

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Cathy A. on 16 Nov 2012
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As a fan of The Office and Extras, I knew that I would be watching Life's Too Short on DVD. Going into it I expected that it would not venture far from Ricky Gervais's tried and true formula, which it doesn't, but I found Warwick Davis very refreshing. I love that he, a bona fide actor, embraces this character completely and is not shy about physical humor, which I love, and his facial expressions are priceless. You really begin to empathize with the world he lives in, but the whole comedy is not based on his stature, thankfully. He is able to draw in the audience in a way that Andy Millman did not, and keeps you teetering on, "Is he a jerk, or a nice guy surrounded by idiots?"
My favorite episode in this series is the one with Johnny Depp, a MUST SEE for JD fans. I love that Shaun Williamson is back, but his potential is sorely underutilized. Les Dennis and Keith Chegwin are a welcome sight, but their appearances are rather stiff and unnatural. The woman playing he receptionist really gets on my nerves, but that's part of the plan. People who complain that Gervais and Merchant have made the same series three times can't see the delicious irony of the play within a play, when actors are acting as actors... it can get confusing, but is great fun.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 9 July 2014
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Amazing , ive watched this over and over again and it makes me laugh every time .
put this on when your feeling down its sure to lift your spirits
some very clever moments in here , so funny and the looks on waricks face at times are brilliant
so enjoyed this .would recomend this great value for money,
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BetsyG on 27 Nov 2013
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Because the BBC kept shifting schedules on this I only ever caught it a couple of times when it was shown on TV. So glad I bought the DVD to watch it in full because it is laugh aloud funny in places. I have watched the Liam Neeson bit about ten times and tears rolled down my face every time. In the same vein as The Office, it will have you squirming and watching through your fingers in embarrassment. Warwick Davis is fantastic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Micro-Muffin on 28 May 2014
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Starring Warwick Davis, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and massively famous celebrity guests like Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Depp, Sting, Right said Fred, Kat Dealy, Ralph Harris and more!! Hilariously funny and contains all 7 episodes that are approx. 21 minutes long. cheers bye!! :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paul Evans on 7 July 2014
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Absolutely brilliantly written and cringingly hilarious. If you liked the office and extras this is a must.
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By risto on 10 July 2014
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great tv show
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By A. WILLIAMS on 10 July 2014
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I like this series. It's not my most favourite Ricky Gervais project but it is enjoyable. Love Warwick.
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By Susan Simpson on 27 Jun 2014
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love it. so funny
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