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A Long Way Down

A Long Way Down
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 96 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pascal Chaumeil
  • Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Aaron Paul, Rosamund Pike, Toni Collette
  • UK release: 21 March 2014

When former chat show host Martin (Brosnan) makes his way to a suicide spot, he's disconcerted to find three other people there with the same idea. Chaumeil's adaptation of Nick Hornby's novel initially stumbles but it gets better, with a brilliant performance from Collette and an ultimately fitting balance between humour and darkness.

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Interview: Jack Thorne, BAFTA-winning writer of A Long Way Down

19 Mar 2014

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A Long Way Down

27 Feb 20143 stars

This adaptation of Nick Hornby's hit novel starts shakily but finds its feet in the second half

Perhaps appropriately for a film centred around four people who attempt to commit suicide, A Long Way Down initially seems resoundingly Dead On Arrival. But after a prolonged spell of lifelessness the story unexpectedly develops a beating heart around…

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