Cemetery Junction

The story of a group of desperate young Brits who want more out of life than their parents got.  We follow around three losers in their early twenties who still enjoying getting drunk, starting fights, and painting obscene graffiti.  One of the young hoods decides that he doesn’t want to work in The Factory, but wants to make something of himself.  So he becomes a door to door salesman.

Cemetery Junction is set in 1973. There is still open racism, women are ment to stay at home and fetch things for their men, and men are meant to work until they are used up and tossed out with the trash.  Ah, those were the good old days.

It was a fun film with a few laughs and a few heartbreaking moments.  As with any film of this type you have to wonder how the clever lad became clever when he was surrouned by nothing but idiots.  There is a wonderful feeling of deseperaton from everyone except the daughter of the rich man, but even she soon enough learns that her own future is not as bright as she thought it would be.

Cemetery Junction is a movie written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.  They created The Office and the HBO show Extras and The Ricky Gervais Show.  These two also had a world of fun torturing a fellow named Karl Pilkington in the British Sky Network show An Idiot Abroad.  They also have the most popular podcast of all time.  Cemetery Junction sees Ricky Gervais in a small role as a loser Dad working at the factory and making hateful comments around the dinner table.  This is not a move starring Ricky Gervais, but a movie made by Ricky Gervais.  I liked it, though I think they should have left out the joke about poor Noddy.

I love Ricky Gervais and I love his blog.  He’s a right wanker and he has taken that skillset and used it to become bloody rich.  Cemetery Junction shows that Ricky and Stephen want to do more than just comedy, even though they seem to be doing fine and dandy with just comedy.  It was a fun film and well worth watching.

Jon Herrera

Jon Herrera

Writer, Photographer, Blogger.
Jon Herrera

Latest posts by Jon Herrera (see all)

Writer, Photographer, Blogger.

Posted in movie review, random thoughts Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*