Withnail And I: A Truly Great Movie
Posted on August 27, 2014
Withnail And I is one of those rare movies that’s carved out enduring cult status. It’s one of the most quotable movies ever made and features some of the most convincing drunk performances to grace the big screen. But Withnail And I is so much more than a cult hit about living in squalor, boozing it up and going on holiday by mistake. It’s political, beautifully written, and works as a metaphor for Britain’s emergence from the 1960s. Bruce Robinson’s British gem about out-of-work actors in this great decade says as much about struggling artists in London as Inside Llewyn Davis does about struggling artists in New York. For all of these reasons and many more, Withnail And I deserves to be considered a truly great movie. I was lucky enough to make the case for it’s Great status in a recent feature for Audiences Everywhere. You can read what I had to say about this true classic here.