Cemetery Junction

Cemetery Junction

Cemetery Junction

A 1970s-set comedy-drama from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, creators of TV's The Office and Extras. Centers on three young working-class men from Reading, England, who spend their time joking, drinking, fighting and chasing girls. Freddie (Christian Cooke), however, feels there may be more to life than being stuck in a small town.

Also stars Ralph Fiennes, Emily Watson and Gervais himself.

2010Rating: M, Contains offensive language & sexual references95 minsUK
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Total Film

Total Film

press

Fade up on a sun-glazed rural panorama – England aglow before the blissed-out swell of Vaughan Williams… Cut to a languid montage of small-town splendour (shallow valley, woozy village green, chugging double-decker)… Then, from bucolic idyll to the graft and grime of daily life, as Tom Hughes’ cocky upstart Bruce clocks off his factory job to meet booze buddies Snork (Jack Doolan, snaggled, loveable) and Freddie (Christian Cooke, dashing but conflicted).

4.0
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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Plodding and formulaic

3.0
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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

If you're expecting cringe-comedy similar to Gervais and Merchant's sitcoms, there's a little of that, but Cemetery Junction is an unexpectedly sentimental coming-of-age drama.

3.0
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I saw this on a whim today and am very pleased i did. Maybe it was just my mood but I really enjoyed the film. Sure it looked really idealized and the leads were way too attractive to be doing the things they were doing but it was well written and had a nice balance between drama and laughs.

4.0
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I knew nothing about Cemetery Junction before seeing this movie tonight. A group of friends from my church were going, so I thought I would go too. Overall, I did like this film. The way the story ended up for each of the characters was lovely and I agree that the filmmakers did a brilliant job with creating the 1970s in England. The one main thing that...

3.0
0

Nothing wrong with this film, but nothing amazing neither. It's pleasant, but really doesn't need to be watched on the big screen. Friends and I went to watch this instead of MICMACS because some couldn't be bothered with subtitles ... dont make the same mistake. I have since seen MICMACS and it is a million time better than CEMETERY JUNCTION, although...

2.0
0

Didn't stop laughing from the start to the finish... A must see.... Snork is adorable, I totally agree Fran!!!

4.0
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Brilliant. Perfect blend of comedy and drama. While it deals with familiarity it feels fresh with a great script, likeable characters and nice direction. An awesome soundtrack helps too, anything with Zeppelin's Rain Song is fine by me. Ralph Fiennes proves once more he is the man.

4.0
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Nothing new or cutting edge as Flicks review points out, but never-the-less, very enjoyable, if somewhat nostalgic.

3.0
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This is a really good movie. It's slow-ish I guess, but the characters quickly become very well drawn and very engaging. Half way through you can't wait to see how it pans out. Shows another string to the Gervais/Merchant bow for sure. It also has a very unique, charming slant in the way the young characters relate to their parents. Highly recommended.

5.0
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This is a great little movie. A fairly slight story line -- coming of age of 3 young guys in Reading ("the town that might have missed the swinging 60s") in 1973. Fantastic dialogue and some wonderful vignettes. Acting and general ambience of the movie is excellent.

4.0
0

Fabulous! Coudl sit through it again tomorrow

5.0
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This is a film I would probably not have chosen to go to, but because we had free tickets to a preview screening we went, and thoroughly enjoyed. Everything there from the 70s - the cars, the clothes, the hairdos, the "attitudes". Great acting from the young ones, all new actors to me, but with great potential. The storyline was real and achieved its...

4.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Fade up on a sun-glazed rural panorama – England aglow before the blissed-out swell of Vaughan Williams… Cut to a languid montage of small-town splendour (shallow valley, woozy village green, chugging double-decker)… Then, from bucolic idyll to the graft and grime of daily life, as Tom Hughes’ cocky upstart Bruce clocks off his factory job to meet booze buddies Snork (Jack Doolan, snaggled, loveable) and Freddie (Christian Cooke, dashing but conflicted).

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Plodding and formulaic

3.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

If you're expecting cringe-comedy similar to Gervais and Merchant's sitcoms, there's a little of that, but Cemetery Junction is an unexpectedly sentimental coming-of-age drama.

3.0
0

I saw this on a whim today and am very pleased i did. Maybe it was just my mood but I really enjoyed the film. Sure it looked really idealized and the leads were way too attractive to be doing the things they were doing but it was well written and had a nice balance between drama and laughs.

4.0
0

I knew nothing about Cemetery Junction before seeing this movie tonight. A group of friends from my church were going, so I thought I would go too. Overall, I did like this film. The way the story ended up for each of the characters was lovely and I agree that the filmmakers did a brilliant job with creating the 1970s in England. The one main thing...

3.0
0

Nothing wrong with this film, but nothing amazing neither. It's pleasant, but really doesn't need to be watched on the big screen. Friends and I went to watch this instead of MICMACS because some couldn't be bothered with subtitles ... dont make the same mistake. I have since seen MICMACS and it is a million time better than CEMETERY JUNCTION, although...

2.0
0

Didn't stop laughing from the start to the finish... A must see.... Snork is adorable, I totally agree Fran!!!

4.0
0

Brilliant. Perfect blend of comedy and drama. While it deals with familiarity it feels fresh with a great script, likeable characters and nice direction. An awesome soundtrack helps too, anything with Zeppelin's Rain Song is fine by me. Ralph Fiennes proves once more he is the man.

4.0
0

Nothing new or cutting edge as Flicks review points out, but never-the-less, very enjoyable, if somewhat nostalgic.

3.0
0

This is a really good movie. It's slow-ish I guess, but the characters quickly become very well drawn and very engaging. Half way through you can't wait to see how it pans out. Shows another string to the Gervais/Merchant bow for sure. It also has a very unique, charming slant in the way the young characters relate to their parents. Highly recommended.

5.0
0

This is a great little movie. A fairly slight story line -- coming of age of 3 young guys in Reading ("the town that might have missed the swinging 60s") in 1973. Fantastic dialogue and some wonderful vignettes. Acting and general ambience of the movie is excellent.

4.0
0

Fabulous! Coudl sit through it again tomorrow

5.0
0

This is a film I would probably not have chosen to go to, but because we had free tickets to a preview screening we went, and thoroughly enjoyed. Everything there from the 70s - the cars, the clothes, the hairdos, the "attitudes". Great acting from the young ones, all new actors to me, but with great potential. The storyline was real and achieved its...

4.0
0