A Long Way Down

2014

Action / Comedy / Drama

205
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 22%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 38%
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 28456

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Rosamund Pike as Penny
Imogen Poots as Jess
Pierce Brosnan as Martin
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Matt_Layden 8 / 10

This Was A Surprise.

Had no idea what this film was when I decided to watch it on Netflix and was pleasantly surprised by how attached I became to the subject matter, the characters and the story.

Brosnan is a disgraced TV personalty and decides to commit suicide by jumping off the top of a building on New Year's Eve. While up there, he meets 3 other people, played by Toni Collette, Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots, all there to do the same thing. None of them commit the act and instead form a weird bond between each other. A pact is made not to commit suicide until the next "popular" suicide date, which is Valentine's Day. Dark subject matter, I know.

Despite the content of the film involving topics such as cancer, suicide, underage sex and other questionable character choices, the film balances this topics interestingly enough to keep it rather light. It never became too dark, nor too comedic. It walked a fine line of genuine trust in the characters. I found myself attached to each one, their faults, their quirks and liked them all. Imogen Poots has the hardest task of playing the "wild card" character. This character can sometimes become irritatingly annoying and I can see some people thinking her performance here is just that, but I found it oddly charming and real. She's a young girl who yearns to be loved and can't find it. She's lost, she feels alone and she turns to uncomfortable humour as a shield to hide her true feelings. I felt that her character had the most demons and she came off as the most interesting.

The film is broken up into four segments and each segment is from one of the characters POV. At first I was afraid that it was going to be one of those films that played the same event multiple times from different character perspectives, but was relieved when that was not the case.

The film fails to use the supporting cast effectively. Sam Neil is only in a few select scenes and Rosamund Pike is in one very uncomfortable one. Couldn't help but feel that their talents were slightly wasted here. I had no idea this film was based on a book, thus had nothing to hold it against. There seems to be a lot of hate towards it, but I was genuinely interested from start to finish.

Reviewed by lovelypagesreviews 8 / 10

A brilliant novel with a powerful movie adaptation

The movie was so well put together and so thoroughly well written it sucked me in from the first scene – I mean how could it not? Four people accidentally interrupting one another from committing suicide is not something that will make me not want to see what the hell is going on with these people.

What do these random people have in common, I often asked myself. Nothing. They have absolutely nothing in common and that is what they have in common.

They each have a life story and they each have problems to deal with but when they meet on that roof there was an unlike, silent, mutual understanding of each other's predicament. They each were up there because they had nowhere else to be, and somehow they each found themselves with 3 new sort of friends that they were willing, for a small period of time, to postpone their suicidal plans for.

Just because. And that was just magnificent.

Based on what I think is a brilliant novel and an exceptionally directed movie by Pascal Chaumeil, the movie really brings the characters to life with a great cast.

This movie showed me that even if you think you are right there, on the edge, there might actually be someone to pull you back and not give you a reason to live but to momentarily distract you from whatever problem you've got and go search for someone's boyfriend, just because at that moment, that is the major problem she has, even if the real and painful ones are much deeper.

In my opinion and having seen too many movies to count, if a movie makes you want to read the book and explore all the details that had to be cut out, then it is a winner.

The amazing sightings – I love London and unfortunately I haven't watched as many British movies, based in London, as I would like to – the witty lines delivered from those tragic but altogether funny characters made me fall in love with the story. Fast and hard. And to be honest almost a month later and after having spent a couple of weeks under the sun on the beach reading books, this story – both the movie and the book – is still with me and some lines still make me laugh and some still make me sad. If that is not a successful book adaptation then I don't know what is.

I can't recommend it enough and I can't even begin to say how much this book and movie can actually change a person's life.

Reviewed by mmichaels-71660 3 / 10

If you're a fan of Nick Hornby's novel skip this film.

I have been a fan of Nick Hornby for nearly 2 decades. A Long Way Down is one of his best novels. This film is only about a quarter of the book.The performances were good but even these talented actors couldn't save this terrible script. I really was anticipating this film but was very disappointed.

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