A Long Way Down

A Long Way Down

DVD - 2014
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Four suicidal strangers find support in the last place they ever expected to in this emotionally charged comedy-drama based on the novel by Nick Hornby. It's New Year's Eve in London, and disgraced television personality Martin (Pierce Brosnan) is about to take a flying leap off of Topper's Tower when he's interrupted by Maureen (Toni Collette), a lonely single mother who's reached the end of her rope. Meanwhile, as the pair realize their suicide plans have overlapped, onto the rooftop dashes Jess (Imogen Poots), a rebellious teen with nothing left to live for. Just when it seems this despairing group can't possibly get any bigger, rocker-turned-pizza delivery driver J.J. (Aaron Paul) shows up with a fresh pie and a death wish. Rather than taking the plunge together, the unlikely foursome decide to put their plans off until Valentine's Day -- sticking together and supporting one another in the interim. Later, as their friendship deepens, their unusual pact stirs a media firestorm.

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mariella99
Aug 31, 2015

While suicide isn't exactly the stuff of laughter and entertainment, I adored the book (listened to it as an audio book with brilliant readers) and laughed and felt for all the characters. I was so looking forward to the movie but this is such a pathetic let-down. It doesn't hold a candle to the book source, which is a shame since many people won't even bother reading the book if they see the film first.

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0cho
May 28, 2015

This turned out to be a sleeper. Very boring, the “British” humour was nothing great and the story overall was pretty lame. If you have trouble sleeping watch this movie.

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hammer59
Jan 05, 2015

Unique story and quirky enough to maintain an interest.

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jazeebelle
Oct 27, 2014

I actually respectfully disagree with jponzenel. I really liked this movie. From the very beginning i found the characters likable. I wanted to see inside their lives and really get to know them. I think the film got a bad rap, and that's a shame. Watch it with good friends and i think you will enjoy it.

jpozenel Oct 07, 2014

Extremely boring movie. I was hoping that I would like it more, but it really isn't very good in any way that I could see.

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