A simple train journey can have incredibly far-reaching consequences. When Nancy (Lake Bell) meets Jessica (Ophelia Lovibond) on a train, she notices the book she is reading is designed to help with relationship success. Jessica tells her that the book itself is not to be leant, as she is using it to meet up with her blind date. Nancy steals the book, believing that it will work as a serious self-help guide, however she ends up running into Jack (Simon Pegg), who was Jessica's blind date. When Nancy chooses to pose as Jessica, she has the perfect date - only he doesn't know she's lying.
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Emma Bovary is a young Christian woman from Normandy, France with proper values, whose marriage to the town's doctor she hopes will bring money, high status and unending excitement compared to her miserly life on her father's farm. A handsome and intelligent fellow, it seems Emma couldn't wish for a better husband, though as time progresses his frequent coldness towards her and lack of ambition starts to weigh heavy on her heart. On one of her rare social occasions, she and Charles attend a dinner party hosted by Monsieur Homais, and it's there she meets a handsome young man named Leon Dupuis. Dupuis presents gifts and the romantic exhilaration she so craves, but she is trapped by the conventions of respectable marriage. Meanwhile, her taste for the finer things in life have thrust her into huge debt and now she has serious worries about her future.
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Carter (Charlie Cox) is completely down-on-his-luck. Eleven months after breaking up with his girlfriend, he is unemployed and now homeless. When he is inspired to get back in touch with her, he makes his way through his phone-book, trying desperately to get hold of her new contact details. In addition to this, he in a race against time to get back on his feet before he is kicked out of his mother's house - and if he's lucky, it'll help his ex become attracted to him again. Along the way, he goes on an adventure around the city with an accountant and a one-time actor.
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After a career writing children's books, Jack (Pegg) is working on a screenplay about gruesome 19th century serial killers, which has left him a quivering wreck afraid to leave his Hackney flat. He ventures out for a meeting with his agent (Higgins), who sets up a meeting with a producer. But this will mean visiting the launderette, which is his greatest fear. As the nightmare escalates, Jack phones his mentor (Freeman) for help, then finds his fate eerily entwined with a local cop (Drake) and a woman (Karan) doing her laundry.
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Jack is an author, a children's author at that, although this has never really been an ambition of his he just sort of fell into it. He decides to take the leap into becoming a crime author instead in an attempt to move slightly further away from his infantile profession and really try and make something of himself. The problem with this however is that Jack, to be minimize his personality, is a sensitive kind of guy. So when he becomes entombed by his research into Victorian serial killers he starts to turn into what can only be described as a paranoid wreck, persecuted by the irrational fear of being murdered.
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Set in Manchester, England in 1990, Weekender tells the story of two best mates Matt and Dylan who decide to hold an illegal weekend rave party, instead of spending their time stealing from pub landlords. After a successful first night, the two friends seize the opportunity to turn it into a business venture. However, their success gets the attention of others in the rave party business, who start taking an interest in what the boys are doing. When Matt and Dylan get invited to parties in Ibiza and Amsterdam and attract the attention of top dog John the Rat, their friendship is tested as they are plunged into the dark and seedy depths of the rave underworld.
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