CEMETERY JUNCTION (2010) tells the funny, touching, and universal story of being trapped in a small town and dreaming of escape. In 1970s England, three friends spend their days joking, drinking, fighting and chasing girls. Freddie (Christian Cooke) wants to leave their working-class world but cool, charismatic Bruce (Tom Hughes) and lovable loser Snork (Jack Doolan) are happy with life the way it is. When Freddie gets a new job as a door-to-door salesman and bumps into his old school sweetheart Julie (Felicity Jones), the gang are forced to make choices that will change their lives forever.
Written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, this is their first film collaboration on the silver screen. Its set in Reading, Berkshire, where Gervais grew up.
Being a fan of Extras and The Office (Boo! American version! lol), I'm pretty curious to see how their writing translates to feature length film. And quite the reverse of their previous work, the film is actually meant to be a drama; uplifting but with comedy sprinkled through out. Its supposed to have a killer soundtrack, which I've always been a sucker for. Also, is it just me or does Christian Cooke look like a younger, (arguably) more attractive version of Gael Garcia Bernal?
I know I'm a self-confessed Anglophile, but still I really can't wait to see this film.
Watch the trailer