Bunny and the Bull
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A man who has become an emotion basket case thinks back on the friend who made him that way in this offbeat comedy from Great Britain. Stephen (Edward Hogg) is a profoundly neurotic young man suffering from agoraphobia, though this is a relatively recent development, and as he ponders the dim prospect of going out for food, he recalls a vacation in Europe with his former best friend Bunny (Simon Farnaby). While Stephen is quiet and shy, Bunny is outgoing to a fault, and he chases women, guzzles booze and bets on anything as if there's no tomorrow. When Stephen gets dumped by his… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Hogg and Farnaby have some very funny interplay, but the dynamics of the characters' friendship are thoroughly familiar."
‑ Tom Russo, Boston Globe
"Diverting enough as a visual curio, and boasting a extremely pleasant soundtrack a la Yann Tiersen's score for Amelie, Bunny And The Bull has a surplus of style but little in the way of real substance."
‑ Ali Gray, TheShiznit.co.uk
"As in Gondry's best work, the strength is in the sadness."
‑ Jake Wilson, The Age (Australia)
"The visual panache is pleasingly crackpot, but that's about as far as the film goes."
‑ Jonathan Romney, Independent on Sunday
"King has the same kind of olde worlde, amateur-hour aesthetic as Wes Anderson and Michel Gondry, and his papier mâché/metalwork figures and landscapes are used to increasingly charming effect."
‑ , This is London
"As its story winds through imaginative landscapes of papier-mâché, cardboard cutouts and multilayered stagecraft, the childlike whimsy of Michel Gondry comes to mind. A hint of Terry Gilliam's irreverence adds flavor to the mix."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"Bunny and the Bull is a funny, innovative and touching little comedy that proves -- despite all evidence on the contrary -- some TV folk are fully capable of making the transition to the big screen."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"The film isn't funny enough or serious enough to be of substance, and often sinks into the quagmire of its own quirkiness."
‑ Cosmo Landesman, Sunday Times (UK)
"The sets have a cardboard cut-out charm that recalls the old animated Paddington Bear series; but that isn't enough to sustain interest once it dawns that for a supposed comedy this is remarkably humour free."
‑ Robert Hanks, Independent
"Heralds the launch of a new big-screen comedy axis to challenge Wright, Pegg and Frost - we can't wait to see what King and co. come up with next."
‑ Nick De Semlyen, Empire Magazine
"Much to appreciate, then, but less to enjoy."
‑ Ben Walters, Time Out
"beneath all its layers of whimsy, this cock and bull story is grounded in genuine pain and torment."
‑ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
"There's a bit of Withnail and I about the pairing and their story, but not nearly enough emotional momentum to help it out of the M&S dressing gown of cult nerdery."
‑ Jason Solomons, Observer [UK]
"Paul King brings his talent for the surreal to the big screen and it's rare to find a movie you could enjoy even with the sound turned down."
‑ Alex Zane, Sun Online
"A wildly inventive debut."
‑ Ali Catterall, Film4
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