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5.0 out of 5 stars What is the Best British Comedy Film Since Shaun of the Dead?, 1 Aug. 2011
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`Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel' is one of my most viewed films in recent years. There is a reason for this, the film is funny, packed with top British talent and is little seen by others. The fact that so many people I know have not seen this film means that it's one I can stick on and everyone can enjoy. Why did `FAQ' go unnoticed? There is no doubt that the budget is limited, there are only a few sets and the CGI is not brilliant. However, like so much of the best comedy and science fiction these limitations actually make it a better film. Instead of relying on $100 million of dull CGI, `FAQ' relies solely on the things that matter; character, story and comedy.

At the heart of `FAQ' is a trio of pitch perfect performances. Chris O'Dowd is excellent as the science fiction loving Ray; it is clear why he has been snatched up by the American movie market. Marc Wootton and Dean Lennox Kelly are also fantastic; both play characters that are slightly meaner and less likable than Ray. Therefore, it is impressive that they end up being such strong characters by the end. It is when all three cast members are sat around spouting the top dialogue that the film hits its stride. With a decent cameo from Anna Faris, `FAQ' has a lot going for it in the thesp stakes.

I think it is the simplicity of three friends in a "what of" situation is what makes the film so good. The characters are inherently funny, but the situation is actually played pretty straight. There are dark moments in the film, but it is the matter of fact Britishness (and Irishness) of the characters that provides the charm. What better way to relieve tension when staring death in the face than taking the Michael out of one of your best friends?

`FAQ about Time Travel' is one of the best comedies of the past 5 years and highly recommended.
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Initial post: 21 Apr 2012 15:42:11 BDT
Ka'Ching says:
> Time Travel' is one of the best comedies of the past 5 years >
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I think I must have been watching a totally different film: the one I seen was stiff and unconvincing, both in the humour department and from the time-travel perspective.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Apr 2012 13:21:14 BDT
Sam Tyler says:
Its just a film I love - science fiction and comedy is all win for me! Even if you disagree with opinion, surely it was detailed enough to be useful?

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Nov 2012 22:45:42 GMT
J. Kinory says:
No.
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