Withnail and I
I first saw Withnail and I my third year of uni (translation: university), while studying abroad in Stirling, Scotland. Released in 1987 about two struggling actors in London in 1969, Withnail and I is one of those movies that never made it big in the US, despite its brilliance.
It remains one of my favorite British films and I share it today simply to urge you to see it, if you haven’t yet. It’s available on instant queue on Netflix.
And while we’re on the topic of lesser-known British movies, do you have any good ones to recommend?
Posted on 24, August 2011, in Film and tagged British, comedy, drama, film, movie. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.
My fave Brit movie is ‘Dear Frankie’, (with Emily Mortimer, Gerard Butler and Jack McElhone).
I find the characters in Withnail a bit too stereotypical.
Ooh – I’ve never heard of “Dear Frankie” but just watched the trailer and it looks wonderful!! I’ve added it to my list.
Does ‘Trainspotting’ count as lesser known, over there?
Oh yeah, I’d say so! Great movie – I haven’t seen it since uni…
Ahhh – Gregory’s Girl! I have never seen it but have heard of it – and just discovered that you can watch the whole movie on Imdb.com for free… I’ll check it out! Ta! xx