Watched Jun 14, 2012
Emma Lane’s review:
Sometimes there is a feeling a film creates that you can't quite explain. It puts you into a world which is comforting yet creepy, predictable yet shocking. This film has that feeling. There are moments in it that defy explanation and are best ignored, but for the most part A Fantastic Fear of Everything is brilliant, it is both despicably awesome and awesomely despicable.
Simon Pegg runs an almost one man ship, and bloody wonderfully I might add, but when the other characters, no matter how tiny, pop up they don't jar you from the very focused narrative of Jack.
Amara Karan gives the standout performance of the film though, she is the heart of the film, she is maternal and then suddenly the object of affection, and while that contrast should jolt the suspension of your disbelief, it really doesn't.