Thursday, 1 March 2012

bunny and the bull (2009) - paul king

From the same team that bought to the world 'The Mighty Boosh', Bunny and The Bull is about an agoraphobic called Stephen Turnbull (Edward Hogg), who is still traumatised by a road trip to Europe he undertook with his best friend 'Bunny' (Simon Farnaby). The trip is shown in flashbacks and hallucinations, with some outstanding use of various mediums, and (naturally) they get drunk, have hilarious escapades, and meet a girl.  Although there were moments in the film that felt a bit flat and (worst of all), unfunny, l really enjoyed it.  There were some real laugh out loud moments, and it was also an unexpected treat, as l came to the film unaware of it's 'Boosh like' qualities. I had only taped it as the synopsis sounded interesting, and that did indeed, prove to be the case, as it was one of the most original looking films l have seen.
One thing that was bugging me during the film (and afterwards), was where l had seen Simon Faraday before. Then it hit me while l was at work - 'Horrible Histories'. Another fine programme, and more importantly, it meant l could sleep at night. Hurrah!

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