The World’s End [2013] ★★★

worlds-end-poster-405x600Leave it to the brits to turn a one joke premise into one of the funniest movies of the year. “The World’s End”, the third collaboration between director Edgar Wright and comic duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost made me laugh from start to finish. Much of this has to do with the likability of the stars, who are quite simply irresistible. If you never saw these guys in “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz”, get busy. Pegg plays a 40 something guy who wants to relive the best night of his life, when he and his teenage friends attempted to complete the Golden Mile, drinking nothing but beer at every one of the 13 pubs in their home town of Newton Haven. These friends have drifted apart over the years; only Pegg still cares about completing this hometown ritual, and for various reasons his pals agree to tag along.Then the movie takes an unexpected turn but it’s the way the characters respond to it that makes it funny, hilarious even. And every time you think they’ve stretched it as far as they can go, these guys go farther. Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, and Paddy Considine make up the rest of the team and they’re all a treat to watch. But it’s director Edgar Wright who brings you close to the characters as well as to the action. It’s a blast.

Rating: 3/4

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