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A Fantastic Fear of Everything
Jack is a children's author turned crime novelist whose detailed research into the lives of Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, persecuted by the irrational fear of being murdered. When Jack is thrown a life-line by his long-suffering agent and a mysterious Hollywood executive takes a sudden and inexplicable interest in his script, what should be his big break rapidly turns into his big breakdown, as Jack is forced to confront his worst demons; among them his love life, his laundry and the origin of all fear.
Victorian serial killers
The Final Countdown
Gangsta Rap Mix Tapes
Oven drying laundry
Brian the Hedgehog
Astral Projecting Psychiatrists
Superb Simon Pegg
Mix all these things together, wash, rinse and dry and you've got yourself an intriguing, funny and surprising film that is only let down a bit by its final act.
The scenes in the house are bordering on greatness, Pegg is practically performing a ballet with his pouncing and leaping around the place. The narration gives the film a comfortable feel and the colours/saturation are really lovely. However, it veers so wildly away from what makes it outstanding that it lost me somewhere towards the middle and never regained the magic. Still worth a watch, and a pretty good soundtrack (erm, not counting Final Countdown!).
This film is about underpants.
I'm a big fan of underpants so obviously I enjoyed it.
Gonna go roll around on the floor for a bit. Cya later!
A Fantastic Fear of Everything seems to be a rather polarising film with people either engrossed by its quirky rambling charms or bored by its aimless indulgences. As you can probably guess from my rating I’m firmly in the latter camp. Based on Bruce Robinson’s novella, Paranoia in the Launderette, I can see how this story would work far better on the page than on the screen seeing as the entire story is from the perspective of a paranoid writer who is irrationally frightened of everything.
Crispian Mills (yes, that Crispian Mills) expands the story yet fills it with such quirky and inconsequential waffle I was spending most of the time looking at my watch rather than the television screen.…
If I see the name "Simon Pegg" in big letters on the cover with an image of him in [albeit gross] underwear...of course I'm going to want to watch it!
A Fantastic Fear of Everything was often times laugh-out-loud funny, and always endearing and stylish.
I do not know if it has anything to do with being from America but I have absolutely no idea who Crispian Mills was before writing the screenplay and directing this movie. I knew he was a musician after reading Antonomasia's well-written and informative review of A Fantastic Fear of Everything. Thankfully, whatever tarnishing thoughts a person may have associated with Mills, I think they should let them go when it comes to his artistic…
"Given Crispian Mills' music, I wasn't expecting much - apart from Simon Pegg - of his debut as a writer-director, but surprisingly, it's really good..." posted a friend whose taste I greatly respect. Immediately I wanted to see the film, which I hadn't heard of before. For starters, I think this friend and ... well, most people are a bit harsh on Kula Shaker (a minor Britpop band, remembered for ill-judged public-school-hippie pronouncements, and psychedelic influenced tunes which I found quite catchy). And Mills comes from a strong cinematic lineage (grandfather Sir John, mother Hayley) so you'd hope he'd produce something reasonable. He also seems to have aged well and whatever my sixteen year old self saw in his looks…
This was really long and boring for me. I laughed for a period during the laundry seen. I don't always love Simon Pegg so I am not completely surprised. He needs a cast to be funny.
El estilo se come a la película.
"Jack himself is a wonderful character for writer Mills to base his adapted screenplay around, combining elements of a modern Gothic protagonist, unreliable narrator and Pythonesque nutter... Pegg deserves hearty praise for balancing superbly the pathos and ludicrousness of Jack, a skill he would develop with even greater success a year later through his performance in Wright's The World's End". Read my full review of A Fantastic Fear Of Everything at Film Intel
Hilarious. Laundromat knife-hand scene is one of the funniest things I've seen in a while.
WOW hands down the best film Simon Pegg has ever been in and i am a big fan of Spaced , Shaun and Hot Fuzz but this film is AMAZING quirky funny exciting with awesome visuals my kind of movie
When there's more than one director that's generally not a good sign. There's some great laugh-out-loud moments in this quirky horror/comedy but they are few and far between. Simon Pegg brings requisite manic energy to his role but the fragmented screenplay feels like a series of daffy SNL skits that go on and on until all the humor drains out.
Skip through it, was a bit shit
Perhaps Mills should write more songs like Tattva or try again
There are moments of greatness in Crispian Mills’ “A Fantastic Fear of Everything”, but they are few and far between, and connected by nonsensical and incongruous sequences that are at times vain, incomprehensible, and plain offensive.
Simon Pegg may be the film’s saving grace, a wonderfully animated lead portraying a paranoid writer afraid serial killers are out to get him with theatrical joy. His character, whose house is as Victorian as the murderers he studies and writes about, is about as strange and varied as any you’ll see, ranging from frightened to friendly to cool to intelligent within seconds. At times he’s flailing around as if he’s fighting for his life when there is nothing to be afraid of, and…
This is just a chunk of amazing chaos.
I have this weird fetish for movies about writers. I love all of them, good or bad.
Please help me…