Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Shaun of the Dead
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Director: Edgar Wright
Actors: Bill Nighy, Dylan Moran, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Penelope Wilton, Simon Pegg, Rafe Spall, Sonnell Dadral, Nicola Cunningham, Keir Mills, Matt Jaynes, Gavin Ferguson, Peter Serafinowicz, Horton Jupiter, Tim Baggaley, Arvind Doshi, Nick Frost

A romantic comedy. With zombies. Life is going nowhere for Shaun. He spends all his life in the local pub, The Winchester with his best mate Ed, has issues with his mum and neglects his girlfriend Liz. When Liz dumps him, Shaun finally decides to get his life in order. He must win back the heart of his girlfriend, repair his relationship with his mum and face up to the responsibilities of adulthood. Unfortunately THE DEAD are returning to life and attempting to eat the living. For the newly inspired Shaun this is just another obstacle. In the face of a full scale ZOMBIE EPIDEMIC, armed with a cricket and spade, Shaun sets out with Ed in tow, to rescue his mum and grudgingly his step dad, his girlfriend and even more grudgingly her friends and take them to the safest place in the world he knows, The Winchester.

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Member Reviews (100)

yes yes yes
Posted Sunday, 26 October 2014 See my other reviews
Penelope
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A smart zombie comedy for people who like a little substance as well as a lot of blood. Clever and full of witty conversation, this is really a film for people who understand the 'educated idiot' who is central to English comedy. Beautifully shot, fabulous attention to detail in sound and music, a little bit of romance and a great ending. Not as good as Hot Fuzz if you're rating the Cornetto trilogy, but still a 5 star piece of filmcraft. I've seen it 5 or 6 times now and I still notice new things!
Posted Wednesday, 9 April 2014 See my other reviews
absolute ridicuolus...forget it. Not funny, annoying.
Posted Monday, 22 July 2013 See my other reviews
Slim
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A deep and meaningful movie for blokes and chicks. Excellent!
Posted Friday, 28 June 2013 See my other reviews
I had no expectations of this movie as I generally shy away from British comedy and Zombie flicks have never been my thing, but I loved it in spite of myself. Ridiculously funny.
Posted Sunday, 19 May 2013 See my other reviews
Violent rubbish
Posted Tuesday, 14 May 2013 See my other reviews
Shane
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This movie proves that you can't live without your mates or your woman. Very funny. No wonder it has become a cult classic.
Posted Monday, 26 November 2012 See my other reviews
I didn't like this, I found it lame.
Posted Thursday, 22 November 2012 See my other reviews
Very funny British comedy. Definitely worth watching.
Posted Tuesday, 6 November 2012 See my other reviews
TG
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Genius. Pretty much every scene manages to be fully fledged as a zombie film, as a satire of a zombie film, as a romantic comedy, as a drama, and as a silly comedy. Such a mastery of genre and the 'real meaning' of any given joke from this team that I feel like I've watched at least three good films after watching this one.
Posted Monday, 18 June 2012 See my other reviews
Josh
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The direction is actually quite good for a film of this genre and the humour is very well written. It also lightly makes fun of past films from many genres in a way that cinematic aficionados will understand. Well done, Mr Wright.
Posted Tuesday, 15 November 2011 See my other reviews
Paul
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it was pretty crap
Posted Tuesday, 25 October 2011 See my other reviews
Lyn
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Disappointing. Amusing set-up but then became just another zombie flick.
Posted Saturday, 17 September 2011 See my other reviews
McLovin
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Great fun, a triumph over death and bad relationships.
Posted Tuesday, 6 September 2011 See my other reviews
Tristan
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Gory, Funny, Awesome and Zombies!! One of the best movies ever!!
Posted Tuesday, 1 March 2011 See my other reviews
Viewer
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One of the best recent British comedies, this film is basically a parody of all the crappy zombie flicks which have come out over the bast ten years. I absolutely love this film and recommend it highly to all.
Posted Wednesday, 10 November 2010 See my other reviews
Karen B.
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I watched this on the basis of recommendations from friends. Frankly I can't see what the fuss was about - I fell asleep just before the end and wasn't engaged enough to watch it the next day. Simon Pegg has done a lot better than this.
Posted Monday, 26 April 2010 See my other reviews
Peter
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Horribly Stupid - did not finish watching this movie as it was too stupid
Posted Sunday, 20 December 2009 See my other reviews
Erin P.
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Very unique take on zombie movies, without being a spoof of the genre. It's very funny, with occasional moments of poignancy - these guys did a good job walking the line between horror and comedy. Special Features include behind-the-scenes featurettes, photo galleries, plot hole explanations and trailers.
Posted Thursday, 12 November 2009 See my other reviews
Avril
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Awsome!
Posted Monday, 26 October 2009 See my other reviews
RoyF
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This is just awesome, the zombies meets spaced this is a film for everyone. Simon Pegg is just awesome this whole movie is just awesome. i wish there were more comedy's like this. everything is brilliant about this film.
Posted Monday, 19 October 2009 See my other reviews
Jeanette T.
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This is a great zombie movie. Armed with a cricket bat and a shovel Shaun tries to survive the zombies. Very funny, especially if you have seen some of the Romero movies,; seems set in the same world as Day of the dead, but funny. Quite british.
Posted Thursday, 6 November 2008 See my other reviews
Craig Hill
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Hilariously funny zombie spoof
Posted Tuesday, 7 October 2008 See my other reviews
Shawn H.
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Stupid a waste of time
Posted Tuesday, 17 June 2008 See my other reviews
Teresa L.
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Good bloke flick, and a fun if gory romp
Posted Monday, 2 June 2008 See my other reviews
Elizabeth D.
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Posted Wednesday, 9 April 2008 See my other reviews
Matt B.
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Posted Thursday, 6 March 2008 See my other reviews
Debra W.
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Posted Tuesday, 19 February 2008 See my other reviews
Norman G.
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A comedy of dead proportions a classic zombie up there with George's walkers. lf you liked them in "hot Fuzz" you will enjoy their humor. lt's got that "night of the living dead" style very funny every scene. A truck load of extra bits all worth a laugh. "hello hello, what's the plan?"
Posted Monday, 11 February 2008 See my other reviews
Andrew H.
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I think I can see why this is a cult movie but it lack the cleverness to do it for me.
Posted Sunday, 6 January 2008 See my other reviews
Jodie N.
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Posted Wednesday, 26 December 2007 See my other reviews
Deene H.
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Posted Wednesday, 5 December 2007 See my other reviews
ka-tet
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A cautionary tale on the value of life, beware the modern day comforts and routines that threaten it. Nothing against Pegg who is a fine comic performer, but it?s a pity The Big Train group didn?t collaborate on a few movies before going onto separate projects. When the Python crew went their own way we got Brazil, A Fish Called Wanda, and um Eric The Viking. All arguably good while falling short of what the Python collective can achieve. Lost a star for not being as funny as it could have been, still an enjoyable and important movie.
Posted Sunday, 30 September 2007 See my other reviews
Nigel W.
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Entertaining zombie flick set in London. Watch and enjoy.
Posted Saturday, 29 September 2007 See my other reviews
Hilton S.
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Quirky, funny gothic horror genre film.
Posted Monday, 27 August 2007 See my other reviews
Samantha H.
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Funniest movie.... in a dead? .. kind of way. Great fun!!!
Posted Monday, 13 August 2007 See my other reviews
Leanne
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I loved this movie, very ordinary guy becomes an extraordinary hero. Make sure you see Dawn of the Dead as well (original and remake), to see where it's inspiration came from.
Posted Tuesday, 7 August 2007 See my other reviews
Clare A.
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It feels bad to be laughing when people get chopped up! Good fun.
Posted Monday, 25 June 2007 See my other reviews
Vivienne D.
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Very british take on the zombie horror genre...great characters, funny and gory...what more could you want of a rom-zom-com!
Posted Tuesday, 5 June 2007 See my other reviews
Jillian M.
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not a patch on their later effort, hot fuzz (which is hilarious)
Posted Tuesday, 29 May 2007 See my other reviews
Jason G.
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Good humour in a bleak, beak world. Mybe I want a Zombie friend to always play Playstation against.
Posted Wednesday, 23 May 2007 See my other reviews
Simon A.
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From the creators of Spaced, Shaun Of The Dead is a genre bashing hilarious comedy that is incredibly entertaining the whole way through. It is a fresh faced comedy that given a go and not taken seriously will deliver the goods.
Posted Thursday, 29 March 2007 See my other reviews
Linda R.
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Great movie- pretty gory- but a good laugh!
Posted Tuesday, 20 March 2007 See my other reviews
Jacqueline E.
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This movie is funny, It's not over the top gorewise which is good. If you are a fan of George Romero then you will love this. Also does subtle digs at other Zombie flicks eg. One of the characters in it is Ash who is the hero in Evil Dead series. I mich prefer the "english" humour in this than the "American" human of evil dead.
Posted Wednesday, 7 March 2007 See my other reviews
Rowan
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Posted Tuesday, 27 February 2007 See my other reviews
Almarie M.
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For people who like weird movies
Posted Wednesday, 20 December 2006 See my other reviews
Taryn E.
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I hate zombie films. As a rule, I do not watch horror films... but Shaun of the dead was so funny I laughed all the way through.
Posted Sunday, 12 November 2006 See my other reviews
Wade P.
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Posted Wednesday, 18 October 2006 See my other reviews
Bubbz
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one of the funniest movies i have ever seen, great mix of comedy and gore
Posted Wednesday, 27 September 2006 See my other reviews
Chris R.
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I usually see genre films the way I do Literature - I'm aware of the main shifts and who the geniuses are, but that doesn't mean I've read their books. So I've never seen a zombie film before, but this one I love. There's a few plot holes, and to be fair they DO point them out in the extras, but it's a very enjoyable film. I did laugh out loud. And the rom part isn't sickening. Shaun of the Dead is what happens when middle class manners come up against a plague of zombies.
Posted Monday, 28 August 2006 See my other reviews
Michelle B.
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If you love horror, and you love comedy, then this movie gives you the perfect mix of both! This is a NOT TO BE MISSED movie, and is now on my WISH list as well!
Posted Thursday, 17 August 2006 See my other reviews
Fiona A.
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Posted Tuesday, 1 August 2006 See my other reviews
FdF
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Very funny, with a great cast.
Posted Monday, 24 July 2006 See my other reviews
Gabriel C.
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Funny, very British in comedic standards
Posted Monday, 24 July 2006 See my other reviews
Peter C.
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Posted Thursday, 20 July 2006 See my other reviews
Trent V.
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Posted Monday, 15 May 2006 See my other reviews
Michelle C.
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Posted Wednesday, 26 April 2006 See my other reviews
Paul G.
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Mixed bag, very funny in places and very scary in places, just not sure if it should have been more one way or the other, still worth a watch.
Posted Friday, 21 April 2006 See my other reviews
Ian M.
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Posted Monday, 27 March 2006 See my other reviews
Vincent S.
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Posted Thursday, 23 March 2006 See my other reviews
Roeman
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The best film ever! pretty good anyway. features starring roles and comes from the cast of black books, little britain and the office. the only schlock film I've seen this decade that has a really good plot too.
Posted Friday, 10 March 2006 See my other reviews
Michael S.
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Engaging satire of both British pub culture and zombie movies, with a believable romantic theme running through the centre. Gory in parts, but purely gratuitous as a horror movie should be.
Posted Sunday, 26 February 2006 See my other reviews
Angela R.
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Nathan A.
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Posted Thursday, 2 February 2006 See my other reviews
Chris P.
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Posted Monday, 23 January 2006 See my other reviews
filmasart
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This is such a funny, enjoyable, contemporary horror film with references to too many films that its a feast to the film buff (not a zombie). British comedy as Holloywood can never emulate.
Posted Tuesday, 17 January 2006 See my other reviews
Linnea O.
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i thought it was really good. funny & discusting at the same time!
Posted Monday, 16 January 2006 See my other reviews
Philip W.
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Amusing although tends to drag in the second half.
Posted Saturday, 14 January 2006 See my other reviews
Melanie P.
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You have to enjoy English humour to enjoy this movie. Clever in parts
Posted Tuesday, 20 December 2005 See my other reviews
Bill F.
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Posted Monday, 19 December 2005 See my other reviews
Peter L.
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Posted Thursday, 3 November 2005 See my other reviews
Brian G.
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Could only stand 5 minutes of this trashy movie. No!
Posted Tuesday, 25 October 2005 See my other reviews
Zoe R.
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I'm not normally up for zombie movies but this one is not to be missed. It is funny in that British slacker kind of way and the ending is just brilliant.
Posted Saturday, 22 October 2005 See my other reviews
Milan A.
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It's funny, but not funny enough for me.
Posted Thursday, 20 October 2005 See my other reviews
John W.
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The first Rom-Zom-Coms I've seen and I think I'll be seeing more! The characters were great and the plot was so thin you would think that it would be dead in the water, but the British juat have a knack for being so much funnier than Hollywood with subtlety rather than over the top jokes that you see coming a mile away. I admit I picked a lot of what was going to happen, but thats because I watch too many movies! I think the movie had a warm human touch that transended it's outrageous gore and made it a family movie, if you see no shame in letting your children have nightmares for a couple of weeks that is! All up a top movie full of fun and gore, two things high on Rom-Zom-Com checklist!
Posted Wednesday, 12 October 2005 See my other reviews
Norman M.
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A lot of fun, sometimes a bit much though...
Posted Friday, 7 October 2005 See my other reviews
Jerry C.
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Loved the jokes.
Posted Monday, 19 September 2005 See my other reviews
Rowena M.
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Could have told the story in 15 min, didn't enjoy it
Posted Thursday, 18 August 2005 See my other reviews
MargaretH
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This movie is a classic. It has those background comedic touches that make you want to see it again. I don't think I could ever take a zombie movie seriously again.
Posted Wednesday, 10 August 2005 See my other reviews
Paula
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One Great Film. Funny, entertaining and above all very smart. I am a huge horror fan and this film does its best at poking fun at zombies. I hope they make another one they could call it "Dead By Shaun", don't worry if you don't get it, you have to be a fan of the Evil Dead films :)
Posted Tuesday, 9 August 2005 See my other reviews
Lindsay
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Hilarious!
Posted Thursday, 4 August 2005 See my other reviews
NRL68
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A movie about attack of the zombies. Very funny in parts. I spent a lot of the movie trying to work out if they were taking the piss, but I think it was just a reasonable attempt at a horror/comedy.
Posted Friday, 29 July 2005 See my other reviews
Jae Gluyas
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I loved this movie!! Growing up watching Return of the Living Dead, this movie was one of the best. You cannot go past the british humour.
Posted Wednesday, 22 June 2005 See my other reviews
Christopher Jones
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Posted Monday, 20 June 2005 See my other reviews
Chris D
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Superb - how the English would deal with a zombie attack. Very funny, very accurate.
Posted Thursday, 9 June 2005 See my other reviews
Richard Hammock
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Posted Thursday, 2 June 2005 See my other reviews
4th
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Absolute cracker of a film even if you haven't ever lived in the UK, funny to the point but not past it just being completely ridiculous, well at times :)
Posted Wednesday, 1 June 2005 See my other reviews
Mussy
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I'm not into Zombie films, but this was heaps of fun.
Posted Tuesday, 10 May 2005 See my other reviews
Richard Nichol
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Posted Monday, 9 May 2005 See my other reviews
Cameron Oakman
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Posted Tuesday, 26 April 2005 See my other reviews
David Keane
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Very funny.
Posted Wednesday, 20 April 2005 See my other reviews
Paul Morgan
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Dead funny.
Posted Tuesday, 19 April 2005 See my other reviews
Ben
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This movie was great. Very funny!!
Posted Thursday, 14 April 2005 See my other reviews
Dianne Ashton
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Hilarious!!!
Posted Monday, 11 April 2005 See my other reviews
Richard Dawson
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Posted Monday, 11 April 2005 See my other reviews
David Cosgrove
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Quite amusing - in a macabre way...
Posted Wednesday, 6 April 2005 See my other reviews
Stefano Boscutti
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Posted Monday, 4 April 2005 See my other reviews
Lee
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Pure class!
Posted Wednesday, 9 February 2005 See my other reviews
Jules
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Evil Dead meets The Office - I loved this movie. Turn your brain off and have fun
Posted Sunday, 14 November 2004 See my other reviews
CC
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Absolutely hilarious.
Posted Thursday, 16 September 2004 See my other reviews
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