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A feel-good rock 'n' roll Brit flick with a dark comic edge!,
This review is from: Cemetery Junction [DVD]  (DVD)
This film has been unfairly slated by some Amazon reviewers, and in my view it deserves a much better rating.
You can pick any film to pieces and accuse it of not being 100% true-to-life. However, if you watch the DVD special features, you'll see that this is quite intentional, and that it's meant to be a representation rather than a documentary-type portrayal (though it's still far more true-to-life than most films).
Part of the reason for it being slated is likely that it's being unfairly compared with 'The Office' and 'Extras', and even with Gervais's stand-up comedy. However, it's clearly not meant to be in the same mould, and the humour is altogether more subtle and understated - though still of the same insightful brilliance.
If you're expecting obvious Gervais/Merchant comedy of the type that we all know and love, you might be disappointed. But think instead of a feel-good rock 'n' roll Brit flick with a dark comic edge - some kind of a wonderful cross between 'Starter for 10' and the genius that is 'Withnail and I' - and you won't go far wrong.
The soundtrack is pretty damn good, too, and any film featuring a shot of Karl Pilkington sporting a moustache and big sideburns, and looking more perplexed than he usually does, can't be all bad!