Richard E. Grant (Withnail), Paul McGann
(Marwood), Richard Griffiths (Uncle Monty), Ralph Brown (Danny), Michael Elphick (Jake)
A 1980's cult favourite, especially amongst students who
formed a drinking game out of it.
The story is a semi-autobiographical account from
director-screenwriter Bruce Robinson about two unemployed actors in the late 1960's who spend the majority of their time getting as drunk as possible.
One of them asks for the loan of his uncle's country house
and they both head up north to Cumbria where they continue their boozy ways but are completely out of their comfort zone in the quaint rural village of Penrith, especially amongst the rogue
bulls, irascible farmers and not having a clue how to cook a (live) chicken.
One of Britain's best movies of the late 1980's. Hilarious
in parts, touchingly poetic in others, but a great watch all the same.