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Australian actress TONI COLLETTE's music debut will be called THE BEAUTIFUL AWKWARD PICTURES. THE SIXTH SENSE actress formed a group with musician husband DAVID GALAFASSI.


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Tammy 4269914 Film Reviews

Melissa McCarthy is clearly in a rut: the title character in this film isn't very far removed from her previous roles in The Heat and Identity Thief. Yes, Tammy is another chubby slob who is on the road to some sort of epiphany, and along the way she realises that simply running a comb through her ratty hair might make her look more human. At least the film has a seriously strong supporting cast who almost make it worth a look.

Tammy (McCarthy) is sacked from her job at a fast-food outlet on the same day she discovers that her husband (Faxon) is having a fling with a neighbour (Tony Collette). In a childish rage, she runs home to her parents (Allison Janney and Dan Aykroyd) and then decides to keep running, taking her grandmother Pearl (Sarandon) along for the ride. Pearl has a dream to see Niagara Falls before she dies, but she's just about as immature as Tammy is, so they immediately start getting into trouble. Their antics include a series of incidents involving a jet-ski, flirting and more with a father and son (Gary Cole and Mark Duplass), robbing a burger joint and attending a raucous 4th of July party at the home of Pearl's wealthy cousin (Kathy Bates).

Tammy is even less worldly wise than McCarthy's previous variations on the character: she has never even attempted to grow up, so reacts to everything like a toddler. Aside from not being remotely funny, this is deeply annoying from the start. And even the characters around her don't laugh - they roll their eyes in exasperation. Then after establishing her as a relentless loser who brings misfortune on herself, the script (written by McCarthy and her real-life husband Ben Falcone, who also directs and appears as Tammy's boss) contrives to make Tammy sympathetic by portraying her as some sort of a victim. Meanwhile, she of course slowly begins to look less cartoonish simply because she changes her shirt and takes a shower along the way.

In other words, everything about the film sits right on the surface. Even the romantic plot-thread feels paper-thin, but it's more engaging than the idiotic comedy mayhem. At least the film passes briskly, never lingering very long over its more pointless gags while offering some funny moments to Sarandon and the cameo-style supporting cast. In other words, there's possibly a decent film in this material if the pratfalls were edited out and the focus was instead put on the character interaction and family issues. These things have hints of resonance and real humour to them, but the random barrage of slapstick is merely exhausting.

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Hector And The Search For Happiness 4261142 Videos 27th June 2014

Hector (Simon Pegg) is a top psychiatrist who may appear to have everything one needs in life; a comfortable salary, his beautiful girlfriend Clara (Rosamund Pike) and plenty of friends; but after spending day after day listening to people complain about being so unhappy, he's starting to lose faith in his own advice. Bored of his own routine life, he takes a break from counselling and decides to embark on a round the world trip to uncover the true meaning of happiness. Visiting foreign lands far and wide shows him just how different people's lives really are and far from learning whether or not happiness exists, he begins to discover a new way of thinking. His desperate partner is feeling less than joyful about his long absence, but will his return bring them a fresh dose of contentment? Or will he decide that happiness can't be found within his London home?

'Hector and the Search For Happiness' is an amusing tale of self-discovery based on the novel 'Hector's Voyage or the Search for Happiness' by French psychiatrist François Lelord. The movie adaptation has been directed by BAFTA nominated Peter Chelsom ('Hannah Montana: The Movie', 'Serendipity', 'Shall We Dance') who co-wrote alongside Maria von Heland ('Big Girls Don't Cry', 'Search', 'England!') and Tinker Lindsay. 'Hector...' won Best Foreign Comedy Trailer at the 2014 Golden Trailer Awards and is due to be released in UK cinemas on August 15th 2014.

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The Boxtrolls 4242655 Videos 13th June 2014

Eggs is a young boy living in the dairy loving, wealthy town of Cheesbridge. He was adopted as a baby and is a perfectly ordinary boy - apart from the fact that he was brought up in a sewer by an unusual group of foster parents. The Boxtrolls are underground creatures feared throughout the town as sinister and dangerous monsters, but in truth they are remarkably kind and so shy that they spend most of their time hiding in the boxes they wear as shells and venturing out at night so that they don't bump into the Cheesebridge residents. All they wish to do is collect discarded rubbish and turn it into incredible machines. Unfortunately, despite their harmlessness, a vicious exterminator named Archibald Snatcher is after their heads when the town's council insists on their removal. Eggs must help save his family, but first he's got to start behaving like a regular boy.

'The Boxtrolls' is a charming stop-motion adventure which is based on  Alan Snow's 'Here Be Monsters!'. It has been directed by Graham Annable ('ParaNorman' story artist) and Anthony Stacchi ('Open Season'), and written by Irena Brignull ('Skellig', 'Come Together') and Adam Pava ('Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends') and will be released in the US on September 26th 2014.

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"The Realistic Joneses" - Not So Realistic, But Still Worth Seeing 4142877 News

The Realistic Joneses – Will Eno’s new absurdist comedy, starring Tracy Letts, Toni Collette, Marisa Tomei and Michael C. Hall – seems to tick all the boxes. Not only does it have an all star cast, the premise also seems nearly foolproof. Bob (Tracy Letts) and Jennifer (Toni Collette) are struggling to communicate, caused or exacerbated by his rare — and maybe fatal — illness. The couple have become distant from one another. This is when John (Michael C. Hall) and Pony Jones (Marisa Tomei) move in next door. Eventually the two couples find that they have more than a last name in common and reach out to each other in some unlikely ways.

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"The Realistic Joneses" is Will Eno's first Broadway effort.

The quirky dialogue and relatable story are some of the things that critics have praised in the play.

There’s a lot to look forward to, if you’re going to see the Joneses – particularly if you’re not looking for too much depth in the storytelling. As the Daily News’JoeDziemianowicz puts it, “Under Sam Gold’s tight direction, the cast is natural and convincing. But three-quarters of an hour into the 95-minute show, the script simply circles without deepening, darkening or clarifying.”

 

Joneses is Will Eno’s Broadway debut, but the name might be familiar from his 2005 Pulitzer-nominated “Thom Pain (based on nothing)” or his off-Broadway dark comedy “The Open House”, which just wrapped in March. 

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"align=center lang="en"><p>Marisa Tomei discusses her return to the stage in &quot;The Realistic Joneses&quot;: <a href="http://t.co/ZcLXfyJljN" rel="nofollow" >http://t.co/ZcLXfyJljN</a> <a href="http://t.co/w5Jf1ARYy3" rel="nofollow" >pic.twitter.com/w5Jf1ARYy3</a></p>&mdash; W magazine (@wmag) <a href="https://twitter.com/wmag/statuses/452165382678147072" rel="nofollow" >April 4, 2014</a></blockquote>

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The Realistic Joneses – Will Eno’s new absurdist comedy, starring Tracy Letts, Toni Collette, Marisa Tomei and Michael C. Hall – seems to tick all the boxes. Not only does it have an all star cast, the premise also seems nearly foolproof. Bob (Tracy Letts) and Jennifer (Toni Collette) are struggling to communicate, caused or exacerbated by his rare — and maybe fatal — illness. The couple have become distant from one another. This is when John (Michael C. Hall) and Pony Jones (Marisa Tomei) move in next door. Eventually the two couples find that they have more than a last name in common and reach out to each other in some unlikely ways.

Will Eno
"The Realistic Joneses" is Will Eno's first Broadway effort.

The quirky dialogue and relatable story are some of the things that critics have praised in the play.

There’s a lot to look forward to, if you’re going to see the Joneses – particularly if you’re not looking for too much depth in the storytelling. As the Daily News’JoeDziemianowicz puts it, “Under Sam Gold’s tight direction, the cast is natural and convincing. But three-quarters of an hour into the 95-minute show, the script simply circles without deepening, darkening or clarifying.”

 

Joneses is Will Eno’s Broadway debut, but the name might be familiar from his 2005 Pulitzer-nominated “Thom Pain (based on nothing)” or his off-Broadway dark comedy “The Open House”, which just wrapped in March. 

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"align=center lang="en"><p>Marisa Tomei discusses her return to the stage in &quot;The Realistic Joneses&quot;: <a href="http://t.co/ZcLXfyJljN" rel="nofollow" >http://t.co/ZcLXfyJljN</a> <a href="http://t.co/w5Jf1ARYy3" rel="nofollow" >pic.twitter.com/w5Jf1ARYy3</a></p>&mdash; W magazine (@wmag) <a href="https://twitter.com/wmag/statuses/452165382678147072" rel="nofollow" >April 4, 2014</a></blockquote>

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A Long Way Down 4117981 Film Reviews

With a darkly serious theme and a corny rom-com filmmaking approach, this film never quite comes together into something meaningful. The characters are full of possibilities, and the story catches the imagination, but director Pascal Chaumeil (Heartbreaker) never seems sure whether he's making a black comedy or an emotional drama.

It starts on New Year's Eve in London, as disgraced TV host Martin (Pierce Brosnan) decides to jump off a tower block. But he's interrupted by the arrival of the timid Maureen (Toni Collette), who is followed by the fiery Jess (Imogen Poots) and the secretive J.J. (Aaron Paul). Together, these four lost souls make a pact to stay alive for six more weeks until Valentine's Day, the next popular suicide date in the calendar. But their story leaks to the press, capitalising on Martin's notoriety and the fact that Jess is the daughter of a high-profile politician (Sam Neill). So they decide to escape to the sunshine for some peace.

Instead of playing this out as a brittle exploration of identity and societal expectations, the filmmakers opt for a romantic-comedy formula, with a four-way friendship standing in for the usual love story. This makes the film feel like a substandard Richard Curtis movie, constantly drifting into maudlin sentimentality. And director Chaumeil encourages the cast to overplay every scene, which makes it tricky to believe any of the characters.

Poots suffers most as the shouty Jess, whose depression is connected to the disappearance of her sister. Collette overplays Maureen's shyness after years on her own tending to her disabled son. Paul's J.J. says he has cancer but clearly just feels like a failure. And Brosnan has the most thankless role as a man convicted of underage-sex, ruining his career and family, and yet all he can say in response is, "I thought she was 25."

Yes, the script takes a startlingly glib approach to all of the big issues it's touching on. And the formulaic plot feels pushy in all the wrong ways. So we never believe for a second that these people are genuinely suicidal or that they would want to spend more than a few minutes in each others' presence. And even though the fine actors bring moments of real emotion to their scenes, we don't really want to be around them either.

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Hidden Below The Streets Are The 'Boxtrolls' [Trailer + Pictures] 4118214 News

The trailer for the latest film to come from Laika, Phil Knight's Hillsboro animation studio, has hit the web. ‘Boxtrolls’ tells the story of a group of goblins that live underground, feeding off grubs and various bugs, and using boxes to appear greater than the sum of their parts. 

BoxtrollsHe's not a boxtroll, but he sort of is, is Eggs

The trailer gives us a further look at the beautifully crafted, almost dickensian world that the talented guys at Laika have created. The fantastical setting is intriguing as soon as we see the cobbled roof tiles, and becomes even riper for exploring the further we go down, even below the street, where those adorable (yet thoroughly disgusting) Boxtrolls. 

MORE: read our review of Paranorman

We don’t know much about plot yet; from the trailer we can glean a few pieces of key information, though. Like the fact the trolls do in fact hide in boxes to conceal themselves when they’re spotted – they’re very shy, you see. And juxtaposed to what we see in the trailer, there’s really no reason for the residents of the Cheesebridge, under which our Boxtrolls live, to be scared of them. 

Watch the official trailer for The Boxtrolls here
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This "steampunk, Victorian, Monty Python-world seemed perfect for the look of stop motion,” one of the film’s directors, Anthony Stacchi, told Yahoo! Movies. "You can’t ask for better characters to animate in stop motion than guys who live in magical boxes that pop in and out of the top of."

Perhaps the most important thing we can see in the trailer - and we already knew this, given that the film is based on the children's novel 'Here Be Monsters' by Alan Snow - is the young orphaned boy named Eggs, raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors, who is to save his friends from an evil exterminator.

Boxtroll eating insectsYou see what we mean about disgusting?

In terms of cast and crew, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Ben Kingsley, Ellie Fanning, Toni Collette, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade and Tracy Morgan all lend their voices to the film. Graham Annable – who was previously the story artist for Coraline and ParaNorman – is the other director.

MORE: Read our review of Coraline

We’ve already been treated to a few visual teasers for Boxtrolls. The first teaser simply laid down the story’s bones, as the titular creatures stumble across a human boy. In the second teaser we went behind the scenes, taking a look at the elaborate models and sets, and the third saw Cee Lo-Green singing a happy song without any dialogue or story explanation needed. Well, none was given anyway.

Boxtrolls hidingAt night, the Boxtrolls come out

Laika have a great reputation for stop motion films having been behind both Coraline (2009) and ParaNorman (2012). Both of those fantastic films saw Laika combine with Focus Features, a partnership that continues to thrive with ‘Boxtrolls’.

Travis Knight, the producer of Laika’s ParaNorman and one of its lead animators, had this to say on the painstaking method used to create the company’s distinctive style of movie. “Stop-motion is probably the worst, most painful way to make a film. It’s a completely awful process to engage in, an anachronism. But the stories have a warmth and a charm. You’re not looking at ones and zeros. You’re looking at the hands of the artists who made it.” (L.A Times)

The Boxtrolls opens in 3D on September 26th this year. Until then, take a look at some more pictures from the movie:

Boxtrolls cuteHow can people be scared of these guys?

Boxtroll movieThis guy has plundered himself an alarm clock - good hustle

Boxtrolls underground lairThe wonderfully realised underground world in which the Boxtrolls dwell

Boxtrolls storyWe get the feeling this Boxtroll did something dumb. Also, there's E.T in the bottom left

Boxtrolls in their boxesBoxtrolls hits cinemas on Sept. 26

The trailer for the latest film to come from Laika, Phil Knight's Hillsboro animation studio, has hit the web. ‘Boxtrolls’ tells the story of a group of goblins that live underground, feeding off grubs and various bugs, and using boxes to appear greater than the sum of their parts. 

BoxtrollsHe's not a boxtroll, but he sort of is, is Eggs

The trailer gives us a further look at the beautifully crafted, almost dickensian world that the talented guys at Laika have created. The fantastical setting is intriguing as soon as we see the cobbled roof tiles, and becomes even riper for exploring the further we go down, even below the street, where those adorable (yet thoroughly disgusting) Boxtrolls. 

MORE: read our review of Paranorman

We don’t know much about plot yet; from the trailer we can glean a few pieces of key information, though. Like the fact the trolls do in fact hide in boxes to conceal themselves when they’re spotted – they’re very shy, you see. And juxtaposed to what we see in the trailer, there’s really no reason for the residents of the Cheesebridge, under which our Boxtrolls live, to be scared of them. 

Watch the official trailer for The Boxtrolls here
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This "steampunk, Victorian, Monty Python-world seemed perfect for the look of stop motion,” one of the film’s directors, Anthony Stacchi, told Yahoo! Movies. "You can’t ask for better characters to animate in stop motion than guys who live in magical boxes that pop in and out of the top of."

Perhaps the most important thing we can see in the trailer - and we already knew this, given that the film is based on the children's novel 'Here Be Monsters' by Alan Snow - is the young orphaned boy named Eggs, raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors, who is to save his friends from an evil exterminator.

Boxtroll eating insectsYou see what we mean about disgusting?

In terms of cast and crew, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Ben Kingsley, Ellie Fanning, Toni Collette, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade and Tracy Morgan all lend their voices to the film. Graham Annable – who was previously the story artist for Coraline and ParaNorman – is the other director.

MORE: Read our review of Coraline

We’ve already been treated to a few visual teasers for Boxtrolls. The first teaser simply laid down the story’s bones, as the titular creatures stumble across a human boy. In the second teaser we went behind the scenes, taking a look at the elaborate models and sets, and the third saw Cee Lo-Green singing a happy song without any dialogue or story explanation needed. Well, none was given anyway.

Boxtrolls hidingAt night, the Boxtrolls come out

Laika have a great reputation for stop motion films having been behind both Coraline (2009) and ParaNorman (2012). Both of those fantastic films saw Laika combine with Focus Features, a partnership that continues to thrive with ‘Boxtrolls’.

Travis Knight, the producer of Laika’s ParaNorman and one of its lead animators, had this to say on the painstaking method used to create the company’s distinctive style of movie. “Stop-motion is probably the worst, most painful way to make a film. It’s a completely awful process to engage in, an anachronism. But the stories have a warmth and a charm. You’re not looking at ones and zeros. You’re looking at the hands of the artists who made it.” (L.A Times)

The Boxtrolls opens in 3D on September 26th this year. Until then, take a look at some more pictures from the movie:

Boxtrolls cuteHow can people be scared of these guys?

Boxtroll movieThis guy has plundered himself an alarm clock - good hustle

Boxtrolls underground lairThe wonderfully realised underground world in which the Boxtrolls dwell

Boxtrolls storyWe get the feeling this Boxtroll did something dumb. Also, there's E.T in the bottom left

Boxtrolls in their boxesBoxtrolls hits cinemas on Sept. 26

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The Boxtrolls 4117962 Videos 20th March 2014

The Boxtrolls are odd underground creatures that wear cardboard boxes as if they were shells. Shy and wary of the unforgiving world around them, they take to the streets at night to recycle rubbish from dustbins and store it in their homes below the streets of Cheesebridge; a town fixated with money and smelly cheese and who are less than welcoming to their sewer dwelling neighbours, who they believe to be enormous insidious menaces. That couldn't be further than the truth when it comes to the Boxtrolls; there is simply nothing menacing about them, so when they find themselves being pursued by a ruthless exterminator by the name of Archibald Snatcher, all they want to do is make sure they are well hidden. They have a protector, however, named Eggs - a young boy who the Boxtrolls adopted as a baby - and he's about to show them just how brave they can be in the face of danger.

This stop-motion adventure has been based on the 2005 novel 'Here Be Monsters!' by Alan Snow. Directed by Graham Annable ('ParaNorman' story artist) and Anthony Stacchi ('Open Season'), and written by Irena Brignull ('Skellig', 'Come Together') and Adam Pava ('Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends'), 'The Boxtrolls' will be released in the UK on September 12th 2014.

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Minnie Driver doesn't eat animals she likes 4045062 News

Minnie Driver only eats animals she hates.

The British actress plays a hard-core vegan in the new NBC series, 'About a Boy,' based on the book by Nick Hornsby, which also spawned the 2002 film starring Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult and Toni Collette, but admitted she doesn't have much in common with her character, Fiona.

The 43-year-old star told EOnline.com: ''I'm not a vegan. But I went to a farm school. I used to have a pig. So I can't eat pigs. And I like lambs, so I can't eat them. And I used to have to milk cows, so I can't eat cows. But I don't mind if anybody else does. And I hate turkeys, so I eat them.''

The brunette beauty, who also has three new movies in the works and is finishing off her latest album, is friends with Hugh but hinted she doesn't think he will be a fan of her new show.

She said: ''I know Hugh, actually. I'm sure he'll have something pithy and acerbic to say so I'll wait for that and then post it on Twitter.''

Despite having a jam-packed schedule, Minnie, who has a five-year-old son, Henry, would drop everything to make a cameo on 'Downton Abbey.'

She said: ''I would do 'Downton Abbey' tomorrow. I'm waiting by the phone. I don't care what I play. I just want to be on the show. I want to be in it. I'm obsessed with it. I don't even mind if they kill me after one episode. I just love that show. It's the greatest soap opera on TV!''

Minnie Driver only eats animals she hates.

The British actress plays a hard-core vegan in the new NBC series, 'About a Boy,' based on the book by Nick Hornsby, which also spawned the 2002 film starring Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult and Toni Collette, but admitted she doesn't have much in common with her character, Fiona.

The 43-year-old star told EOnline.com: ''I'm not a vegan. But I went to a farm school. I used to have a pig. So I can't eat pigs. And I like lambs, so I can't eat them. And I used to have to milk cows, so I can't eat cows. But I don't mind if anybody else does. And I hate turkeys, so I eat them.''

The brunette beauty, who also has three new movies in the works and is finishing off her latest album, is friends with Hugh but hinted she doesn't think he will be a fan of her new show.

She said: ''I know Hugh, actually. I'm sure he'll have something pithy and acerbic to say so I'll wait for that and then post it on Twitter.''

Despite having a jam-packed schedule, Minnie, who has a five-year-old son, Henry, would drop everything to make a cameo on 'Downton Abbey.'

She said: ''I would do 'Downton Abbey' tomorrow. I'm waiting by the phone. I don't care what I play. I just want to be on the show. I want to be in it. I'm obsessed with it. I don't even mind if they kill me after one episode. I just love that show. It's the greatest soap opera on TV!''

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'A Long Way Down' - Four Suicidal Strangers Find Solace [Trailer] 4044574 News

The film adaptation of Nick Hornby’s dark comedy A Long Way Down now has a trailer. Directed by Pascal Chaumeil, the film features Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots.

A Long Way Down posterA Long Way Down hits cinemas on March 21st

The four unlikely friends meet when attempting to commit suicide on top of a tall building on New Year’s Eve.

The disgraced chat show host single mother, failed musician and a troubled teenager all forge an alliance together: no suicides until February 14th.

Their lives change as a result of not ending them, obviously. But instead of carrying on as they were, fame and new feelings hit our four protagonists due to their decision to hold on for life.

Watch the trailer for Long Way Down here
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Nick Hornby’s story, which surrounds depression and suicide, is surprisingly uplifting, probably considering the support group formed by these four ostensibly different strangers.

Lots of attention has been paid to Aaron Paul’s role in the film. He, of course, shot to prominence with his award-winning turn as Jesse Pinkman in AMC’s monolithic meth drama, Breaking Bad. That tied up its fifth and final series late last year, leaving Paul with a big reputation to fulfil.

Pierce Brosnan, Imogen Potts and Toni CollettePierce Brosnan, Imogen Potts and Toni Collette in A Long Way Down

He wasn’t originally cast in the movie though; Emile Hirsch was on board to play JJ, but when scheduling issues caused him to vacate the role, Paul was enlisted to take his place, proving to be a big coup for BBC and Lionsgate.

Rounding out the supporting cast are Sam Neill, Rosamund Pike – who worked with Brosnan on The World’s End - and Tuppence Middleton. A Long Way Down will have its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival next month. The film will then be released on March 21 in the UK, with a US release date yet to be set.

Aaron PaulBe warned for this joke: "Is this was Jesse Pinkman did after Breaking Bad?"

A Long Way Down cast
It's hot drinks for the oldies, cokes for the kids

The film adaptation of Nick Hornby’s dark comedy A Long Way Down now has a trailer. Directed by Pascal Chaumeil, the film features Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots.

A Long Way Down posterA Long Way Down hits cinemas on March 21st

The four unlikely friends meet when attempting to commit suicide on top of a tall building on New Year’s Eve.

The disgraced chat show host single mother, failed musician and a troubled teenager all forge an alliance together: no suicides until February 14th.

Their lives change as a result of not ending them, obviously. But instead of carrying on as they were, fame and new feelings hit our four protagonists due to their decision to hold on for life.

Watch the trailer for Long Way Down here
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Nick Hornby’s story, which surrounds depression and suicide, is surprisingly uplifting, probably considering the support group formed by these four ostensibly different strangers.

Lots of attention has been paid to Aaron Paul’s role in the film. He, of course, shot to prominence with his award-winning turn as Jesse Pinkman in AMC’s monolithic meth drama, Breaking Bad. That tied up its fifth and final series late last year, leaving Paul with a big reputation to fulfil.

Pierce Brosnan, Imogen Potts and Toni CollettePierce Brosnan, Imogen Potts and Toni Collette in A Long Way Down

He wasn’t originally cast in the movie though; Emile Hirsch was on board to play JJ, but when scheduling issues caused him to vacate the role, Paul was enlisted to take his place, proving to be a big coup for BBC and Lionsgate.

Rounding out the supporting cast are Sam Neill, Rosamund Pike – who worked with Brosnan on The World’s End - and Tuppence Middleton. A Long Way Down will have its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival next month. The film will then be released on March 21 in the UK, with a US release date yet to be set.

Aaron PaulBe warned for this joke: "Is this was Jesse Pinkman did after Breaking Bad?"

A Long Way Down cast
It's hot drinks for the oldies, cokes for the kids

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Martin Sharp is a disgraced TV presenter whose ambitions and family have been destroyed by his own stupid mistakes. Now feeling deeply lost and humiliated he finds that the only way to proceed is to commit suicide by leaping from the top of a London skyscraper aptly known as Topper's Tower. However, as he prepares to end his life on New Year's Eve, he is interrupted by Maureen, a middle-aged single mother also looking for a way out. Not only that, but the pair are soon joined by angst-ridden teenager Jess who also wants to jump from the roof, and then bemused pizza delivery boy and failed musician JJ after that. The four form a bond and sign a pact that they will not kill themselves before Valentine's Day in a bid to help each other get their lives back on track. When they decide to share their unusual story with the rest of the world, they become media stars and finally start to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

'A Long Way Down' is a heartwarming comedy drama based on the bestselling novel by Nick Hornby ('About A Boy', 'High Fidelity'). The screenplay has been adapted by Jack Thorne ('The Fades', 'This Is England') and the movie directed by Pascal Chaumeil ('Heartbreaker', 'Un plan parfait'). 'A Long Way Down' is due for release on March 21st 2014.

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