Film Review: A Long Way Down


Based on Nick Hornby‘s dark comedy novel and directed by Pascal Chaumeil, A Long Way Down follows a disillusioned quartet of strangers – disgraced TV presenter Martin (Pierce Brosnan), stroppy teen Jess (Imogen Poots), wannabe rockstar J.J. (Aaron Paul) and isolated single mother Maureen (Toni Collette) – who unintentionally meet on New Year’s Eve, each with the intention to end their lives. When the four mutually agree to call off their plans for six weeks, agreeing to wait it out until Valentine’s Day, the unconventional, surrogate family become a media sensation, as the Topper House Four search together for a reason to keep on living.

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Emma Thompson and Pierce Bronson To Star In Upcoming Rom-Com ‘Love Punch’

(Written for BritScene)

British actors Emma Thompson and Pierce Bronson are set to co-star in an upcoming romantic comedy, Love Punch, it has been reported this week.

Directed and written by fellow Brit Joel Hopkins (Last Chance Harvey), the film follows Brosnan (I Don’t Know How She Does It) and Thompson (Harry Potter) as a divorced couple who are forced to reunite after their pension is stolen by an unscrupulous businessman, who join forces to steal it back.

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