Cemetery Junction
Cemetery Junction (2010)

Playing out against the glamorous backdrop of Reading, England, during the 1970s, Cemetery Junction (a nod to the stretch of road of the same name) focuses on a small group of colorful characters who work for an insurance company. Written,… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 17, 2010
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57%
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63%



Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It fails to challenge the well-established conventions of its storyline, but Cemetery Junction benefits from the genuine warmth of its script, as well as its refusal to give in to cheap nostalgia.

Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter

Disappointing tale of '70s youngsters devoid of wit or insight.

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Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk

The period setting has been captured to a tee; it's all red bricks, ghastly wallpaper, casual racism and cut-glass fruitbowls. Everything is viewed through a haze of cigarette smoke. It's little wonder the kids want out.

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

Gervais and Merchant's previous projects mastered the tightrope walk between comic cruelty and earnest drama. With Cemetery Junction, they waver wildly, unveiling some of their ugliest jokes and most saccharine emotional moments to date.

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Andrew Barker
Variety

It's a strange hybrid of a film, boasting loudmouth boorishness instead of wit, and fortune-cookie schmaltz instead of heart.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

Gervais has come up with a surprisingly conservative coming-of-age comedy that shows very little of the satirical bite or formal daring of the TV shows that made his name.

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Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com

Beware the comic creators who decide they want to be taken "seriously."

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Ben Walters
Time Out

It's refreshing to see a mainstream British film with the ambition to strut its stuff on studio terms.

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Stephen Saito
IFC.com

As filmmakers, Gervais and Merchant find a rhythm technically that makes the fact they never find the balance between humor and heart that they've achieved in the past even more of a disappointment.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

A humble riff on the well-worn coming-of-age film. [Blu-ray]

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
A group of friends tired of their suffocating existence in a working class suburb in the 1970s look for ways to escape to a better life. Cemetery Junction is… More
Cynthia S.
I grew up in the 70's, and I have to admit that I really seem to like movies based in that decade...especially when it revolves around young adults. This… More
Nicki Marie
Not bad, story set in the 70's about a group of friends and their lives. Nothing you won't have seen before, and I have seen the whole 70's… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Why does Noddy have a bell on his hat? 'Cause he's a cunt!"</i> A 1970s-set comedy centered on three young working class… More
Alexander Wilson
Captures only a part of the 70s in England, but captures it well, unfortunately it aims it at a large audience so probably has bad reviews. I cant believe the… More
Jake ....
I have never watched an episode of The Office, but I really was sort of skeptical when I saw that its creators had written/directed a film. That film, Cemetery… More

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