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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.
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!
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!).
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…
honestly this movie deserves much better ratings. the best since i've seen john dies at the end
Wow, Letterboxd. This is at least a 3.5'er, no matter how you swing it. Pegg is a gem.
Simon Pegg does Simon Pegg. Gets the job done. Paranoid writer gets caught up in his own nightmarish everyday before he ventures out to face his fears. Best thing about it is that Claire Higgins is in it, and she's brilliant. In some parallel universe she goes home to Larry/Frank and plays with her cenobites after each scene.
"Harold, mate, I hate to be blunt, but look the mirror, you prickly idiot."
Yet ANOTHER film where someone gets head-butted in the face.
Pretty fun dark comedy, loved the writing and the delivery by Simon Peg. Parodies quite a few horror tropes really really well. Very enjoyable!
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This is one of the funniest and well done films I've seen in a long time. Simon Pegg absolutely kills it as Jack, and is able to portray someone who is deeply paranoid in a hilarious way that makes everyday things extremely intriguing. I will say that the romance at the end seemed forced, but other than that I really enjoyed this film.
This movie should’ve just been the laundrette scene.
God bless you, Simon Pegg, it wasn’t your fault.
Awkward pacing and a lot of ill-mannered mood whiplashes, but Pegg was charming as ever, so that's all I could ask for, really.
This is my attempt to watch 1000 films in 2016 with no rewatches. Its as simple and as incredibly stupid…