A Long Way Down

A Long Way Down

A Long Way Down

Four desperate strangers (Pierce Broson, Imogen Poots, Aaron Paul and Toni Collette) find themselves on the roof of a building in London on New Year's Eve, each with the intention of jumping off. Their plans are ruined by each other's presence, so they make a pact not to commit suicide until Valentine's Day. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby.

Our four lost souls - a disgraced TV presenter (Brosnan), a foul-mouthed politician's daughter (Poots), an isolated single mother (Collette) and a pizza delivery man whose dreams of rock stardom lie in ruins (Paul) - make the agreement and afford themselves a six week reprieve from suicide. In the process they form an unconventional family, become media sensations as the 'Topper House Four', and search desperately for reasons to keep on living.

2014Rating: M96 minsUK
ComedyDrama
90%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

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Worse than tacky, trivializing depression for a handful of easy laughs and pop-psychology platitudes.

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Total Film

Total Film

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At best, this is a cringey stab at black comedy redeemed by charismatic stars; at worst it’s a glib and manipulative punt on a subject that deserves more care.

2.0
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Time Out

Time Out

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A bit hokey and fake.

2.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A wince-inducing parade of misjudgments and false notes.

1.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Could rob viewers of the will to live.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Trivialising despair, it’s a depressing waste of a major cast, and an early bid for mess of the year.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Worse than tacky, trivializing depression for a handful of easy laughs and pop-psychology platitudes.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

At best, this is a cringey stab at black comedy redeemed by charismatic stars; at worst it’s a glib and manipulative punt on a subject that deserves more care.

2.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A bit hokey and fake.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A wince-inducing parade of misjudgments and false notes.

1.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Could rob viewers of the will to live.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Trivialising despair, it’s a depressing waste of a major cast, and an early bid for mess of the year.

2.0
0

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