This truly refreshing movie will entertain you and warm your heart while doing so. It’s very easygoing and relaxed with high artistic value, and this especially goes for the sets that are beautiful and creative. It just shows that you do not need a ton of money to make something look good and attractive. After all this praise, I must also mention the fact that there are a lot of things that need to be swallowed for Bunny and the Bull to work. First on the menu is that British humor that’s not everybody’s cup of tea. After that we have the usual indie-pretentious vibe that usually annoys the hell out of me, but for whatever reasons that wasn’t the case here. And finally we have the characters that in my opinion struggled to fit in this highly demanding project.
Story follows Stephen, a lonely guy, living his days in his apartment, afraid to go out. Here he is safe. Here he will take a trip his mind to all the places that he went a couple of years before with his friend Bunny. Back then he didn’t suffer from crippling agoraphobia that’s preventing him from living his life. As he remembers all the events that led up to his current state, we are taken on a mind road-trip with much to discover and unpack. Although this movie is a comedy, it possesses a strong drama parts, that are wrapped in a nice coating. Introspection, inability to function in the “real world” and constant reexamination of one’s life are elements that are quite familiar, so dive just dive in.
Director: Paul King
Cast: Edward Hogg, Simon Farnaby, Verónica Echegui, Richard Ayoade
Fun Stuff: Filmed at King’s Meadow Campus of the University of Nottingham for 5 weeks