Rent Absolutely Anything (2015)

3.0 of 5 from 172 ratings
1h 22min
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Synopsis:
'Absolutely Anything' follows a disillusioned school teacher, Neil Clarke (Simon Pegg) who suddenly finds he has the ability to do anything he wishes, a challenge bestowed upon him by a group of power-crazed aliens (voiced by Cleese, Gilliam, Jones, Palin and Idle), watching him from space. As he struggles to deal with these new found powers and the events that subsequently arise, he calls upon his loyal canine companion Dennis (voiced by Robin Williams) to help him along the way. Mishap after mishap finally leads him to the ultimate conundrum that all men dread and at which many have failed…should he choose the girl…or the dog…?
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Directors:
Producers:
Bill Jones, Ben Timlett
Voiced By:
Robin Williams, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Jones
Writers:
Gavin Scott, Terry Jones
Studio:
Lionsgate Films
Genres:
British Films, Comedy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/12/2015
Run Time:
82 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • If you could do Absolutely Anything, what it would be?
  • Creating the Aliens
  • Find out Everything About 'Absolutely Anything'
  • Mojo Interviews the Cast
  • Cast and Crew interviews
  • Mojo the Dog Featurette
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/12/2015
Run Time:
85 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • If you could do Absolutely Anything, what it would be?
  • Creating the Aliens
  • Find out Everything About 'Absolutely Anything'
  • Mojo Interviews the Cast
  • Cast and Crew interviews
  • Mojo the Dog Featurette

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Reviews (1) of Absolutely Anything

Funny but uneven modern Monty Python movie with a wonderful dog! - Absolutely Anything review by PV

Spoiler Alert
17/09/2016

This film is written and directed by Terry Jones who also directed all the Monty Python movies. Other members of the Monty Python team also voice the aliens in this movie. It is therefore probably not surprising some parts feel very 'Monty Python' with some sequences basically copied from Life of Bryan (no spoiler).

It's basically just a version of the old story of a hero being granted wishes by a genie (or aliens here - and life of Bryan even had aliens so obviously that's a Terry Jones' fixation!)

Possibly the best bit of the movie is the dog - which Robin Williams voiced as one of his last roles before his untimely death. The dog is just Grrrrrrreat!

The plot is silly at times, especially re the American military antagonist cartoon character.

However, it all just about hangs together and is sometimes life out loud funny. Mercifully short too - and quickfire, so wherever a gag is so silly or doesn't work that well, it's OK because we're soon on to the next one!

I particularly liked the word play and misunderstandings of the Simon Pegg character's wishes!

What is not funny or good at all is the music - a track at the beginning (apparently by Roger Taylor from Queen) is dreadful; and ending track by Kylie Minogue is equally awful. SUCH a shame Eric Idle couldn't have written one of his funny songs for this film. Either that, or just have silence or a DECENT song or piece of music from the archive.

So 4 stars. We enjoyed it and laughed. Job done!

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