Anyone who has ever worked in freelance can relate to the anxiety of looking for work. The very dark 1987 comedy Withnail and I uses this anxiety as the foundation for one of the bleakest films ever set in the English countryside. We can relate to these protagonists (some might say Withnail is an antagonist, but we’ll get to that) simply wanting to forget their troubles with a quiet weekend. Only to fail in that dream in every possible regard. Here is where you can watch Withnail and I in the US and UK.
Withnail and I Synopsis
“We’ve gone on holiday by mistake.”
Two out-of-work, alcoholic actors named Withnail (Richard E. Grant) and Marwood (Paul McGann) find themselves “taking a holiday by mistake.” Circumstances place them at the country home of Withnail’s flamboyant uncle Monty (Richard Griffiths), with the resolve to make the best of it and relax (with seemingly thousands of gallons of alcohol) becoming increasingly difficult as time goes on. Boredom, constant rain, and some of the meanest villagers ever put to film conspire with Withnail’s increasingly antagonistic self-destruction to make for one of the worst experiences imaginable.
Withnail and I is a grim movie, but it never stops being a humorous one. Watching these two pitiable men become undone again and again is oddly satisfying, although we often hope Marwood will save himself before it’s too late. As the situation unravels to darker and darker places, we find ourselves seeing Marwood as at least someone with a chance. He just perhaps needs new friends.
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