Withnail and I (#29)

Time to lighten the mood… kinda. Brendan and Jason take on the pitch-black comedy Withnail and I starring Paul McGann and Richard E. Grant. They talk about how the director shaped Grant’s performance (and some of the claims by director Bruce Robinson that Grant wrote off as pure fiction), the production design bringing the film’s story and characters to life, the influence this movie had on many future buddy flicks, they debate the film’s portrayal of homosexuality and whether it is helped by its basis on a real-life incident and much more.

The guys also draw next week’s movie out of a hat! What will it be? Join us, won’t you?


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Withnail and I stars Paul McGann, Richard E. Grant, Richard Griffiths and Ralph Brown; directed by Bruce Robinson.



Is It Streaming?

USA: Criterion Channel and HBO Max

Canada: Criterion Channel

UK: available to rent on BFI Player and Microsoft Store; available to buy everywhere

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