Cemetery Junction

April 14th, 2010


Cemetery Junction

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Ralph Fiennes and Emily Watson in Cemetery JunctionRicky Gervais and Stephen Merchant in Cemetery JunctionRalph Fiennes, Christian T. Cooke and Tom Hughes in Cemetery JunctionChristian Cooke and Felicity Jones in Cemetery JunctionTom Hughes in Cemetery JunctionCemetery Junction

A 1970s-set comedy centered on three young working class friends in a dreary suburb of Reading.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 6.9/10 (10,148 voted)

Director: Ricky Gervais

Stars: Christian Cooke, Felicity Jones, Tom Hughes

It's 1973 in Cemetery Junction, a Reading suburb. Three working class lads, best friends, are coming of age. Freddie wants to rise above his station, taking a job selling life insurance, wearing a suit and tie. Snork works at the railway station and wants a girlfriend some day. Bruce talks of leaving but seems on track to work at a factory, drink and fight, and become like his dad, in front of the telly with beer on hand; and he's trying the patience of the police officer who gets him out of jams. Freddie's job leads the lads toward a few small changes. He runs across a childhood friend, Julie, his boss's daughter who's engaged to the firm's top seller. Can the lads break out?

Writers: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant

Tom Hughes - Bruce Pearson
Ricky Gervais - Mr. Taylor
Christian Cooke - Freddie Taylor
Ralph Fiennes - Mr Kendrick
Matthew Goode - Mike Ramsay
Jack Doolan - Snork
Steve Speirs - Sgt. Wyn Davies
Jessica Jones - Girl in Street
Madeleine Dunbar - Wife in Bar
Andrew Brooke - Husband in Bar
Burn Gorman - PC Renwick
Anne Reid - Freddie's Gran
Julia Davis - Mrs Taylor
Albert Welling - Mr. Waring
Katy Murphy - Mrs Waring

Taglines: Be Young. Be Free. Be Somebody.


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 14 April 2010

Filming Locations: Hampstead, London, England, UK

Opening Weekend: £641,218 (UK) (18 April 2010) (330 Screens)

Gross: £1,329,002 (UK) (2 May 2010)

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Did You Know?

Ricky Gervais's first feature film made on his home soil.

Anachronisms: During the live band scene a powered speaker appears on stage (then disappears). It's a Mackie SRM450. These weren't invented until the 1990s.

Bruce Pearson: Gonna get messy.

User Review

Pleasant Surprise

Rating: 10/10

Though I knew Ricky Gervais and Steve merchant directed it, I had no prior expectations about this movie. I did not know what it was about nor did i read any reviews before watching. Trust me, that is the best way to watch Cemetery Junction. Don't listen to the reviews of jaded film critics who over-analyze and complain about other movies being similar. This is a movie that make you feel good without explicitly being a feel-good movie. I came out feeling nostalgic for 70s Britain though I grew up in 90s USA. The dialog is witty, smart, often funny and sometimes touching. It deftly touches on themes of loss, regret, friendship, love, and following one's dreams. This is my favorite British film in quite some time. You will not regret watching this movie.


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