ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING Simon says
released OUT NOW! 2015 | 15/12 | Blu-ray/dVd Director Terry Jones Cast simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, sanjeev Bhaskar, rob riggle
What would you do if you could wish for absolutely anything? We think we’d start by wishing this was a better film.
The most frustrating thing about Absolutely Anything is that it has so much going for it. Monty Python! Robin Williams! Directed by Terry Jones! And starring Simon Pegg, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Eddie Izzard… There’s so much comic talent here and it’s utterly wasted.
Aliens (voiced by the Python team) give a human (Pegg) the ability to do, well, absolutely anything for 10 days – after that, they’ll decide whether or not to destroy the Earth based on how he uses his powers.
It’s a fun concept that’s poorly realised as Pegg bumbles along, making bad choices and causing a range of unfunny scenarios to unfold around him. The overly literal nature of the wishes causes much “hilarity”, but also leads him to abandon any sensible attempts to actually improve his life or help those around them. A frustrating, confused mess.
Extras Five mini featurettes plus six short cast/crew interviews (65 minutes) – but nothing new or riveting. Note that while the DVD’s a 12, the Blu-ray features a 15-rated cut with extra swears. Rhian Drinkwater
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