There wasn’t a lot to choose from last week, so we opted for “A Fantastic Fear of Everything” with Simon Pegg.
I wasn’t that enamoured with the trailers, and wasn’t really that keen to see it, but it was the best of a bad bunch. And it was awful!! But let me elaborate…..
Parts of this film were hilarious, parts were just silly, parts were really slow, some parts were excruciating, and some were just awful. It really was a film of extremes. A couple of times I felt we should just walk away, but then it would get really funny again.
Simon Pegg is Jack, a children’s books author, who is trying to write a book about gruesome murders. But it has turned him into a paranoid recluse, who doesn’t wash or do laundry. He is eventually persuaded to go and meet someone who is interested in his new book, the one he’s working on about murderers. But has to go via the laundrette as he doesn’t have any clean clothes.
It’s almost a series of mini sketches at this point, Mr Bean style. Then things go from bad to worse.
I can’t really give this the thumbs up, but if you’ve nothing better to do, I’ve seen worse!