Aka: The Men at the Pru
It's 1973 in Cemetery Junction, a Reading suburb. Three working class lads, best friends, are coming of age. Freddie wants to rise above his station, taking a job selling life insurance, wearing a suit and tie. Snork works at the railway station and wants a girlfriend some day. Bruce talks of leaving but seems on track to work at a factory, drink and fight, and become like his dad, in front of the telly with beer on hand; and he's trying the patience of the police officer who gets him out of jams. Freddie's job leads the lads toward a few small changes. He runs across a childhood friend, Julie, his boss's daughte...
r who's engaged to the firm's top seller. Can the lads break out?
Taking a new job to escape a bleak existence as a working-class stiff in a small English town, Freddie Taylor (Christian Cooke) gets ensconced in more drama than he bargained for when he runs into his old flame, Julie (Felicity Jones). Now Freddie and his mates, Bruce (Tom Hughes) and Snork (Jack Doolan), must navigate the consequences of the lovely lady's unexpected reappearance. Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant direct this inspired comedy.
Playing out against the glamorous backdrop of Reading during the 1970s, Cemetery Junction (a nod to the stretch of road of the same name) focuses on a small group of colourful characters who work for an insurance company. Written, directed and produced by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the film marks the duo's first collaboration for the big screen and features a cast that includes the likes of Ralph Fiennes, Emily Watson, and Gervais himself.
Cemetery Junction gaat over het grappige, ontroerende en universele verhaal van drie vrienden die zich opgesloten voelen in hun kleine stadje en er van dromen eruit te ontsnappen. Engeland, 1973. Drie vrienden brengen hun dagen door met grappen maken, drinken, vechten en achter de meisjes aan lopen. Freddie (Christian Cooke) wil het arbeiderswereldje verlaten maar de coole, charismatische Bruce (Tom Hughes) en de beminnelijke loser Snork (Jack Doolan) zijn tevreden met wat ze hebben. Wanneer Freddie in z’n nieuwe job als deur-aan-deur-verkoper zijn oude vriendinnetje Julie (Felicity Jones) tegen het lijf loopt, w...
ordt de groep gedwongen keuzes te maken die hun leven voor altijd zal veranderen.