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, 1970. 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.
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While most people are just now discovering the wonder that is Felicity Jones , I was lucky enough to be on the bandwagon a few months early. As a huge Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant fan, I went out of my way to see their tiny period comedy, and feature directorial debut, Cemetery Junction . The film is a delight and part of the reason is the female lead played by a beautiful, talented actress I'd never seen before named Felicity Jones . Fast forward a few months later, Sundance 2011, and she's the talk of the town  for her performance in Drake Doremus ' Like Crazy , which is now slowly rolling into a theater near you. Jones has now booked her next big thing and "big" is a bit of an understatement. She'll play the female lead and sorted love interest in Warren Beatty 's return to acting and directing, an untitled Howard Hughes
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