He seems to have mastered a kind of 'Mr. "A Fantastic Fear of Everything" is an incredibly well-done film from start to finish. Oh dear.....it is plain to see that SimonPegg is at his best when he has written the screenplay himself. How all that hysteria managed to be controlled is in itself something of a miracle. A Cinedigm release in theaters NOW! It's grotesque, but charmingly grotesque? Written by I like THE NEIGHBORS, which I have seen nobody else likes, I like SLAMMING SALMON, where I was laughing so hard my stomach hurt, and so on. Don't expect the broad appeal of "Shaun of the Dead" or "Hot Fuzz", and comparisons to other Simon Pegg films miss the point. It is about mid-way through the film that we come to realize with a shock that this is really a film with a deeply serious intent, dealing with loss and abandonment as its true central motif. Professional hit-man Charlie Wolfe finds himself in three tales of murder, blackmail and revenge after a botched contract assignment. This is not your typical middle school toilet humor nor does the film set up jokes you can see coming a mile away. It has all you need. And a great deal of credit must go to the producer, Geraldine Patten, for letting them get on with it and trusting to her sure instinct that this perilous project would really work. At the center of it all is Simon Pegg; terrified and manic, talking to himself, racing around in stained Fruit of the Looms, kitchen knife glued to his hand. The film features what I daresay may be the finest performance by Simon Pegg in his career to date. A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. There is no real story, no characters to relate to in the slightest, and a lot of padding to keep the lead alone in a studio set for as long as possible. User Ratings Edit. By now we're all aware of Simon Peggs films and his penchant for the bizarre, off beat and ridiculous, although still bizarre and ridiculous this is quite a change to his more commercial films. Con Simon Pegg, Amara Karan, Clare Higgins, Paul Freeman, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Jay Taylor (III). I enjoyed the way it was shot plus the narrative alongside the film but all the while seemed flat in regards to story. As a technical achievement, it rates very high indeed. are cute but not funny, not hilarious, not sad, nothing, just empty. It's really great seeing Simon Pegg playing it as straight as possible, because it enhances the horror part of the movie. For any fans of Simon Pegg or independent cinema who may potentially be discouraged from viewing this film due to the low ratings, don't be fooled! A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012) of . Get the IMDb App. Pegg has an effortless ability to make people laugh, yet even he struggled with this material. The script is intelligent, the direction is smart, the "camera move" is supreme and Simon Pegg's performance is outstanding. F Stage, Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England, UK. A group of eccentric aliens confers a human being with the power to do absolutely anything, as an experiment. Was this review helpful to you? To make an effective cominoiac film is not easy. Oscars Best Picture Winners Best Picture Winners Golden Globes Emmys STARmeter Awards San Diego Comic-Con New York Comic-Con Sundance Film Festival Toronto Int'l Film Festival Awards Central Festival Central All Events. This is a film deserving attention, especially for writers and the "cult" audience who enjoy quirky, unique dark comedies/mysteries. The first time I tried to watch the movie I turned it off just like after 15 minutes, today I tried again and I was very tempted to stop it at least a couple of times during the first half an hour, but in the end I sticked with it and I'm very happy of my decision. Has one or two good moments but it is mostly a chaotic, yet dull, mess. Movies. 1 talking about this. "A Fantastic Fear of Everything" is an incredibly well-done film from start to finish. I also liked him in A Fantastic Fear of Everything.It was hilarious, but I'm not about to fill up a list with freaking Simon Pegg comedies, no m'am! 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. Pegg delivers a brilliant performance as an agoraphobic writer attempting to delve into the world of Victorian killers for a new book project. | There still is comedy bits in there (the whole idea is kind of crazy to begin with), but it gets mixed well with those really great shocking moments throughout the movie. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? It's a black comedy with a rather 80's touch that renders the whole atmosphere so mystical and hysterical. It is worth watching if you're a fan of the Pegg otherwise I'd choose something else. This film is amazing, I consider it a cult that one must see. Use the HTML below. A Fantastic Fear of Everything. Although it was made on a very low budget, with the majority of it set in one room, the storyline is interesting enough to keep concentration for the first hour or so but gets boring fairly son after. It's also funny, kinda silly, exciting, and a little frightening. A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012) Photos . He has become the contemporary equivalent of Gene Wilder, but without Wilder's more annoying mannerisms. I think I still have 5 movies left, so that's pretty satisfying. I found it funny from time to time but mostly I loved Pegg's acting and most of all I loved the direction. That is the mystery of genius at work. His paranoia forces him into a number of hilariously unfortunate and unexpected situations. What it doesn't have is an ending or a clear reason what it wants to be. So, you see, it's brilliant. The fears and insecurity he has carried over from the past (as a kid) have reached a point where they've become phobias, projecting outwardly in schizophrenic behavior. I admit I like Simon Pegg, a lot, so I watched this movie just because of him. It's strange and unconventional. If on the other hand, you TRY to make your movie as a crazy and as random as possible to give it distinction, you usually all goes tits-up and the ends up with a bit of a mess. Simon Pegg stars as a paranoid crime writer haunted by a fear of being murdered as well as launderettes. Here are some well-known faces from Sundance over the years, as they brought their early movies to the festival. Therefore, if you primarily enjoy big-budget blockbusters or expect that every film featuring Simon Pegg to be "Shaun of the Dead" that sadly, you will probably not enjoy this film. Menu. Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from twenty years earlier unwittingly become humanity's only hope for survival. Release Calendar DVD & Blu-ray Releases Top Rated Movies Most Popular Movies Browse Movies by Genre Top Box Office Showtimes & Tickets Showtimes & Tickets In Theaters Coming Soon Coming Soon Movie News India Movie Spotlight. I am not going to say anything more about the plot as it's worth seeing it afresh. The hysteria is a product of the most extreme emotional desperation. Actually, it's not very funny at all to start with. The script is dire, the plot is practically non-existent and, most importantly, it's not funny. Simon Pegg plays a writer with an irrational fear of being murdered. As a admirer of Simon Peggs previous starring roles, I was looking forward to seeing this one and was not disappointed. 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. It's brilliant. The comedy in the film is in many cases hilarious, but at the same time, there is a sadness, a profundity, and a fear of loss and abandonment underlying it all. As the hero, Jack, Pegg manages to give the funniest performance of his which I have ever seen, but at the same time he combines it with some powerful and effective dramatic acting as well. Distributie Amara Karan, Simon Pegg. His paranoia forces him into a number of hilariously unfortunate and unexpected situations. I agree with everything the previous poster said. This film will find its audience among fans of dark comedy. A Fantastic Fear of Everything - Un film di Crispian Mills, Chris Hopewell. Una commedia diretta dal cantante dei Kula Shaker. I don't know what that says about me, but I don't care. A Fantastic Fear of Everything The character believes or rather is obsessed with the idea that he is going to be murdered. Just waste of time, not a good script not a good story maybe just acting is fine. Two English comic book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51. Very disappointing, even though I didn't have high expectations for the movie. What this film shows, on the part of both Mills and Pegg, is a sense of balance and control in the midst of a raging hurricane of hysteria, like two people walking a circus tightrope during a storm without a tent to cover them. "A Fantastic Fear of Everything" is not, actually, fantastic, but it was inventive enough to hold my interest, weird enough to be intriguing, and bold in some of its visual experiments. Yes, everybody knows this movies is not hilarious but that's not its goal, it's a movie about how Simon Pegg's character tries to overcome his fears. I do wonder sometimes how simon pegg can keep making one terrible movie after another after another not caring that there dross and a pale shadow of what hes capable of.He seems determined to become the new Steve martin I.E used to be funny but got lazy once the Hollywood money rolled in.The kind of man that endlessly criticized the star wars prequels to anyone that would listen then signed up for the prequels with no hint of hypocrisy or irony. A Fantastic Fear of Everything is probably not what you're expecting from Simon Pegg. 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. The absolute star of A Fantastic Fear of Everything is Crispian Mills and it has nothing to do with him being son of Hayley, grandson of Sir John, nephew of Maxwell Caulfield or lead singer of Kula Shaker, although it's all interesting trivia. It is based on the novella Paranoia in the Launderette by Bruce Robinson, writer and director of Withnail and I. (2012). Title: This is a great movie for my sense of humor! Add Image Add an image. Awards & Events. I went to see A Fantastic Fear of Everything with no expectations as I hadn't read any reviews and had been underwhelmed by a couple of Simon Pegg's recent efforts. A psychiatrist searches the globe to find the secret of happiness. The character Simon Pegg is playing, is a kind of paranoid intelligent looser that is trapped between 2 worlds. A Fantastic Fear of Everything is a 2012 British horror comedy film starring Simon Pegg, written and directed by Crispian Mills with Chris Hopewell as co-director. Here's a bit of advice: Cult films are usually made accidentally. The script is sharp and veers wildly through a number of weird and very funny scenarios which are milked brilliantly by Pegg. Mills was greatly assisted by his director of photography and camera operator, because all of the shots seem to be so perfectly composed, that one almost imagines a special adviser at their elbow suggesting the best perspective and framing. This movie would definitely only appeal to those able to concentrate for fairly long periods of time. I found myself laughing out loud because Pegg's reactions in the movie weren't far removed from my own from time to time. Report This. If it was meant to be a comedy (more likely), it wasn't funny. He has directed the film with such assurance that you would think he had been doing it for many years. This is a wonderfully surreal film and a welcome change from the usual bland 'comedies' churned out ten to the dozen these days. FAQ Peggs characters have always been amiable but lovable losers but this guy is deeply and unashamedly paranoid,unattractive and delusional..I really don't want to give any spoilers away as the film unfolds so beautifully and I went from being slightly repulsed by him initially to cheering him on by the end. A man stuck in a room talking to himself and shouting at shadows does not make a movie. Metascore (14 reviews) Provided by Metacritic.com 60. It's always trying to do something unusual. It's morbid. She was a surprising but inspired casting choice. So Simon Pegg here is great! It's not horrifically funny like Sean of the Dead, as outright entertaining as Hot Fuzz and, mercifully, it's not as tepid as Run Fatboy Run or as stagnant as Paul or Burke and Hare. The story is great, I laughed and cried, what for me makes a movie perfect! That's my opinion and I am sticking to it. I likes what I likes. It's enough to make you believe in 'the inheritance of acquired characteristics.' Or, at least, it has what I need. Pegg, on the other hand, gives a good offscreen impression of normality, which might even be genuine for all I know. what music plays during the trailer starting at 0:36 seconds? An illustrious British boarding school becomes a bloody battleground when a mysterious sinkhole appears at a nearby fracking site unleashing unspeakable horror. 31. A frustrated, unemployed professor joins forces with a scammer and a friend of his in a blackmailing scheme. 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. Nobody' look, so that you would tend not to notice him in the street. Is it in the genes? How did they not fall off the rope? Not for mass audiences, HOWEVER a very clever, funny original, Oddly surprising, surprisingly odd, verging on hmmm. | I was feeling very down one evening and wanted to watch something that would distract me from my thoughts. A neat little movie that deserves a look. Get a sneak peek of the new version of this page. | A single woman takes the place of a stranger's blind date, which leads to her finding the perfect boyfriend. If it was meant to be a drama, it wasn't at all engaging or coherent. A Fantastic View into the utterly paranoid, Not Simon Peggs usual, but quirky and dark. I don't write reviews of films, but the overall rating of this film has been pissing me off for years, so I thought I would let my voice be heard. Monster Comedy Slaughterhouse Rulez With Simon Pegg and Nick Frost Gets Release Date [Trailer], Simon Pegg & Nick Frost in First UK Trailer for 'Slaughterhouse Rulez', Watch the Trailer for New Horror Comedy Slaughterhouse Rulez, Co-Starring Simon Pegg & Nick Frost. A Fantastic Fear of Everything. It greatly surpasses even Pegg's previous masterpiece, SHAUN OF THE DEAD (2004, see my review), and it is about time that Pegg had the opportunity to move even higher up the hysteria scale. Avoid. Much better that Paul and Burke & Hare but not as good as Hot Fuzz. A British writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine in New York City. The film contains some sterling performances by others. This film left me wondering why on earth Mr Pegg would do such a film. There are many comedy moments, although few hilariously laugh out loud ones, that show off Pegg's usual comedy style. A Fantastic Fear of Everything ( 2012) A Fantastic Fear of Everything. Although you would never know unless someone told you, this is a first film by a new director, Crispian Mills. 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. A lot of the humour feels at least 30 years old and is the kind of thing we've seen in old cartoons. Durata 100 min. | 8 of 13 people found this review helpful. I went through a couple of lists of so-called "feel-good movies" but after realising that I can't take advice from anyone that finds the Hangover funny (no offence, just different tastes), I decided to see what Simon Pegg has been up to, as Shaun of the Dead is one of my biggest favourites. Everything about this film is over the top, surreal, and bursting with imaginative originality, but in a thoroughly controlled manner. A crime novelist, whose research on Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, must confront his worst fears, when a film executive takes a sudden interest in his movie script. External Reviews Ever feel like a movie was made especially for you? Exhibit A: This. This immensely original film gives birth to an entire new genre of 'paranoid comedy', which we might call, for instance, 'cominoia'. I understand why some would not enjoy watching this film. The philosopher Henri Bergson, in his book LAUGHTER, said: 'At the root of the comic there is a sort of rigidity which compels its victims to keep strictly to one path …' The high comedy of this film exemplifies that. Perhaps if Edgar Wright had directed then it may have given it a little more momentum as 104 minutes can be a long time if there is nothing gripping you and keeping your focus. The film focuses on the main character (in his grubby and stained chewing gum gray Y fronts and his grubby and stained bedroom) for most of the time. A Fantastic Fear of Everything - Animation Sequence. Clare Higgins is superb as Pegg's agent. Do you have any images for this title? Olly Richards Empire. In his very first film, Mills seems to have shown a higher degree of directing talent even than his own father, Roy Boulting. Metacritic Reviews. A black comedy about two nineteenth century grave robbers, who find a lucrative business providing cadavers for an Edinburgh medical school. How to fill up ten lines about a boring, boring ,boring film .A comedy that doesn't make one smile at all except with relief at the closing credits.Even with lots of actors in the film pegg is usually quite annoying but on his own the effect is magnified tremendously. A Fantastic Fear of Everything is a 2012 British horror comedy film starring Simon Pegg, written and directed by Crispian Mills with Chris Hopewell as co-director. A crime novelist, whose research on Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, must confront his worst fears, when a film executive takes a sudden interest in his movie script. Most of the American movies I have seen lately, THAT'S MY BOY, BRIDESMAIDS, etc. View production, box office, & company info. Despite the visuals, the film feels cheap because large parts of it are just one guy in a room. (I knew Wilder in the 1960s and he was more or less the same offscreen as on, and his suppressed hysteria and his mannerisms, and his strangely abstracted whimsicality, seemed to be always with him. Beneath Bruce Garrett's under-confident, overweight exterior, the passionate heart of a salsa king lies dormant. It is based on the novella Paranoia in the Launderette by Bruce Robinson, writer and director of Withnail and I. Simon Pegg's character in A FANTASTIC FEAR OF EVERYTHING suffers from the same Post Traumatic Stress that I do when I watch yet another of the seemingly endless television shows (documentaries OR dramas) that deal with serial killers or mass murderers. The movie is brilliant, hilarious, emotive, fantastic and everything most movies I have seen from EUA are not. This is a deeply satisfying combination, although the film is often hair-raising in its depiction of human neurotic desperation, and it touches many raw nerves. Commedia, Gran Bretagna, 2012. A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012) Comedy | Thriller ... Imdb Rating 5.7 / 10 Video Quality HD-RIP File Type mp4 Play Time 01 H 40 M Release Date 2012-06-07 Language English ... persecuted by the irrational fear of being murdered. If this is ringing alarm bells for you I would understand if your clicky fingers hovered over the X and went roaming around for something that didn't require any thought or effort on your part, but stick with it! Production. If you want a film with no plot, but contains many shots of Simon Pegg in his underpants, this film is for you. A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012) Plot. It should be mentioned that Crispian Mills comes from film-making families on both sides, and has grown up living and breathing celluloid in between his bouts as a pop star. on IMDb: Movies, TV, Celebs, and more... Cunt was used once in a song when it started: (Ass, Tits, Cunt, Fuck, Motherfucker) and then Simon Pegg turned of the radio. However, if you appreciate story-telling, exemplar acting, and something a little different than the norm, I would highly recommend this film. I wonder if it was trying to come across in comic book style but fell short of the mark. pegg wears another stupid wig for his "character" an author who is completely and utterly paranoid and still manages to send me to sleep. It is really a serious film presented as an anarchic farce. And Simon Pegg was a joint executive producer.) No, he's a star because this … A Fantastic Fear of Everything was often times laugh-out-loud funny, and always endearing and stylish. It has a great lead in Pegg. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. The animated part at the end of the movie is awesome, that alone makes the movie worth watching. A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012) Jack is a children's author turned crime novelist whose detailed research into the lives of Victorian serial killers has turned … In homage to his much-loved grandfather, Sir John Mills, he shot the scenes of Pegg's lunch with his agent in Sir John's favourite London restaurant, L'Étoile, in Charlotte Street. I bought tickets to this movie for its premier at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival based on the trailer alone and went in with some trepidation after checking its IMDb rating and reading some critic reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. A Fantastic Fear of Everything is similar to these films: Hot Fuzz, List of British films of 2012, Slaughterhouse Rulez and more. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012) Trivia (7) Add new The first film backed by Pinewood Studios' initiative to support low-budget British filmmaking. I would, however, recommend that you suspend all thoughts of seriousness, its daft, tongue in cheek and very very brave of Pegg to do something so, well; weird but very black and funny. I love comedy and I always hope to be amused and laugh, but I don't know if it's me who has a weird sense of humor or is the movies I watch. Clothes get burnt while drying in an oven, a knife gets superglued to a hand etc. A crime novelist, whose research on Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, must confront his worst fears, when a film executive takes a sudden interest in his movie script. :-( )I would highly recommend this movie. That is a very good sign for a comedian, as it demonstrates that he will not be consumed by his ego, which if it happened would ruin his effectiveness.) After reading so many of these reviews having mixed feeling on this film I felt it was appropriate I determine the judgement by an actual viewing. Pegg delivers a brilliant performance as an agoraphobic writer attempting to delve into the world of Victorian killers for a new book project. The two seem to have melted together into the perfect team. And as if that were not enough, he also co-produced the music for the film, having at one time been the leader of the pop music group Kula Shaker. Probably not to everyone's taste, but still worth a watch, Simple, Subtle, and Thoroughly Entertaining. For any fans of Simon Pegg or independent cinema who may potentially be discouraged from viewing this film due to the low ratings, don't be fooled! When I saw that Simon Pegg (one of my favourite comedy actors) was in this film, I had high expectations. Nor the fact that, on at least THREE occasions, serial killers have been credited with local murders here where I now live...) Pegg manages in A FANTASTIC FEAR OF EVERYTHING to convey the sense of heightened paranoia one often feels when surrounded by sinister strangers (or even ordinary, everyday basket cases who babble on to themselves while waiting in line at a convenience store or walking down the sidewalk as if they're communicating with someone on another plane of Existence).

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