Withnail and I
Directed by Bruce Robinson
I apologize if I totally spaz out during this review, as I get quite excited about films set in England. Some of the scenes take place in Regent's Park which was about a five minute walk from my flat when I lived in London. This made an otherwise rather dull film quite enjoyable.
Two young actors live together in Camden Town. Withnail is an eccentric, all around weirdo while the other, unnamed man is more level headed. They arrange to stay at Withnail's uncle's cottage in Penrith. Withnail's uncle is constantly hitting on...I?
Okay, maybe "dull" wasn't the right word, as I did enjoy watching these characters. Admittedly, not a lot happens but the big personalities in the film make up for it. It did seem like a story that might work better in print. In fact, it reminded me of several novels where a narrator seems more intent on describing another character's adventures rather than their own (i.e. David Copperfield with James Steerforth or Nick Jenkins with Kenneth Widmerpool).
This really wasn't my kind of humor, but it definitely wasn't the worst comedy in The Book.
Richard Grant said on Twitter than Withnail's first name is Vivian.