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Wild Honey Pie!

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2018
  • Jamie Adams
  • 87 mins
  • 15

Summary

Gillian, an aspiring writer and her DJ husband Oliver attempt to recover when their marriage hits perhaps the first pothole before the proverbial rut. But then interest in Gillian's first play kicks off a series of encounters that could provide all the spice and complexity any marriage could want. Writer/director Jamie Adams' comedy drama, starring Jemima Kirke, Richard Elis and Sarah Solemani

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Marital problems assail a would-be playwright and her part-time DJ hubby in this Welsh-set comedy drama, a fourth British indie in four years from writer/director Jamie Adams. In the central role, Jemima Kirke essays another exasperatingly flaky young woman (not a million miles from the role she played on HBO's Girls), and manages to remain hugely irritating yet compulsively watchable despite the film's failings. Beardy teddy-bear type Richard Elis proves unbelievably indulgent as her long-suffering other half, and though there's some mild fun at the expense of Kirke's theatrical affectations, the wonky, ill-focused plot is on a fool's mission asking us to care about these shambling, self-involved millennials. Hard to forgive the film for wasting the inestimable Joanna Scanlan in a barely-there role as Elis's deep-pocketed mum, though live-wire Alice Lowe provides a brief highlight as an egotistical theatre administrator drawn to Kirke's work (but mainly her body). A flimsy diversion, overall.

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Credits

Cast

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GillianJemima Kirke
OliverRichard Elis
RachelSarah Solemani
GerryAlice Lowe
MattBrett Goldstein
JanetJoanna Scanlan

Crew

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DirectorJamie Adams

Details

Theatrical distributor
Pinpoint
Released on
2019-06-14
Languages
English
Guidance
Swearing
Formats
Colour
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