A Cock And Bull Story It's All Gone Pete Tong Grand Theft Parsons

01/10/2007
  |  Buy to Own: 01/10/2007
  |  271 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Triple bill featuring three popular comedies. 'A Cock and Bull Story' (2005) is an offbeat comedy about an attempt to film Laurence Sterne's 'unfilmable' 18th century novel 'The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy'. Crossing the line between the world of the film and the life of the actors trying to make it, Steve Coogan plays both himself and Tristram Shandy, while Rob Brydon plays himself and Toby. As both comedians find their working relationship off-set by professional jealousies, in the world of the film, the affable, eccentric Toby is pursued by the beautiful Widow Wadman (Gillian Anderson) as Tristram finds the story of his life increasingly difficult to tell without getting drawn into lengthy digressions. 'It's All Gone Pete Tong' (2005) is a touching mockumentary from director Michael Dowse. Frankie Wilde (Paul Kaye) is the hearing-impaired DJ who delights the clubbers on the island of Ibiza by coupling his larger-than-life drug and alcohol-fuelled persona with undeniable skills behind the turntables. But as Frankie's hearing rapidly disintegrates, and his former manager, wife, friends, and record label slowly fade away, the distraught DJ plunges into the depths of despair. 'Grand Theft Parsons' (2003) is based on the true story of pioneering country rock musician Gram Parsons (Gabriel Macht), who died of a drug overdose in 1973. Before he died, he and his close friend Phil Kaufman (Johnny Knoxville) promised each other that, whichever man died first, the other would take his remains to the beautiful desert location of Joshua Tree in California and release the dead man's spirit by setting fire to the body. True to his word, Kaufman rushes to carry out his promise as soon as he hears of his friend's demise - but he hasn't counted on the adverse reactions of Gram's gold-digging ex-girlfriend Barbara Mansfield (Christina Applegate), or the simple wishes of his father, Stanley (Robert Foster). A bizarre chase across the desert ensues, with Kaufman enlisting the help of his spaced-out hippy friend Larry Oster-Berg (Michael Shannon), who happens to own a hearse.