The World's End

A Simon Pegg/Nick Frost movie is sorta like an R-rated Snickers Bar. It's sweet, nutty, simplistic, a little silly and has a gooey center. Remember "Hot Fuzz?" It's the same sort of wildly implausible script, funny (and profane) dialogue, plus LOTS of action!  You know, mayhem in the men's room and brawling in the bar plus a smidgen of sci fi in the mix. You wouldn't believe it if I told you, so....

Back when they were young bucks, our gang was going to do the "Golden Mile," i.e., do twelve pubs and drink a pint in each one, ending their epic pub crawl at a place called "The World's End." Back in the day ...they failed: they got too drunk and the evening fizzled before they made the full tour.

Let's watch:
  • Simon Pegg ("Run, Fatboy, Run") doesn't think it's too late to try again. He's the spark plug for the group and will NOT take no for an answer. I've never seen Pegg so enthusiastic and macho.
  • Nick Frost ("Shaun of the Dead") absolutely does NOT want to join the old gang. He still has scars from that first round decades ago.
  • Martin Freeman ("The Hobbit" he's Bilbo Baggins) refuses to hear of his sister's exploits with his chums when they were all teens.
  • Paddy Considine ("The Bourne Ultimatum") never dared tell that girl long ago how he felt about her.
  • Eddie Marsan ("Sherlock Holmes") works at his father's car dealership and never got over being bullied in school.
  • Rosamund Pike ("Jack Reacher") is that much-admired girl from long ago, all grown up and even better than before. I've never seen this actress do knock-down comedy before!
  • David Bradley ("Captain America") is a key character in the town where our heroes go for their reunion. This actor is in EVERY- THING! "Harry Potter," "Game of Thrones," "Broadchurch," "Reckless," "World Without End," it goes on and on....
Because this script suffers from second-act problems, Director Edgar Wright ("Scott Pilgrim vs the World") has ramped up the action to overload, so my attention wandered, but I adore Simon Pegg in anything. And this does end with a big grin!
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