A Film with Me in It
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Director Ian Fitzgibbon crafts this darkly comic tale, produced and set in Ireland, about a dissolute scriptwriter and a dejected actor who become unwittingly drawn into a labyrinthine mess when several people experience bizarre accidental deaths in their flat. Though the men didn't deliberately cause any of the incidents, they fear that they will be unfairly pegged as murderers if they relay information to the cops, and promptly set about disposing of the corpses in gruesome ways. Meanwhile, as the hapless victims of fate wage a valiant battle to take control of their bizarre situation,… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Things after the halfway point move from the ridiculous to the stupid."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"An often wickedly funny and witty dark comedy that becomes somewhat uneven in tone and eventually loses its steam as well as its bite."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"It feels like a television episode gone on too long."
‑ Jason Di Rosso, MovieTime, ABC Radio National
"A rather outrageous comedy which knows exactly what it's doing and, within its limitations, does it very well indeed."
‑ David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia)
"No amount of sly, beguiling Irish charm can overcome the inherent stupidity of the lead characters or the increasingly not-funny-just-hopeless situations in which they find themselves."
‑ Simon Foster, sbs.com.au
"The smarmily organic execution pivots upon unpredictable flourishes of postmodern reflexivity and quiet nods to the perplexing traditions of Irish storytelling."
‑ Joseph Jon Lanthier, Slant Magazine
"The epilogue leaves you feeling hollow and empty, but as a less-than-satisfying film concludes, you may also realise that this is entirely the point."
‑ Dom Romeo, FILMINK (Australia)
"What begins as downbeat Irish humour soon turns into bleak, black comedy in this dryly farcical Irish film, made possible by perfectly pitched, deadpan performances that are kept in check"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"It's a small picture that embraces its smallness, centered on a self-reflexive premise and some twisted, punishing campy humor."
‑ Robert Levin, Critic's Notebook
"If Mark and Pierce had been two people whose welfare I cared more deeply about, the film might have carried me for the duration. As it is, they were a bit like guests who stayed too long at dinner."
‑ Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald
"Shot digitally on a low budget, the film is basically a one-joke concept spun out to 90 minutes."
‑ Jake Wilson, The Age (Australia)
"A wonderfully black Irish comedy in which one dead body leads to another, this unassuming film takes a simple premise and milks it for all its worth. And it works beautifully"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
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