Bernard and Huey

2018
  |  Book Tickets: 22/08/2018
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Synopsis

Written by cartoonist and playwright Jules Feiffer (‘Little Murders’, ‘Carnal Knowledge’), and based on characters he created for comic strips in Playboy and The Village Voice, Jim Rash and David Koechner play the title roles in Dan Mirvish's dark comedy based on a decades-old, unproduced Feiffer script. ‘Bernard and Huey’ is a lovingly detailed look at two unhappy and unpleasant men. Bernard (Jim Rash) is a 49-year-old book editor specializing in historical nonfiction and getting laid. He moved into his latest apartment five years ago but has yet to furnish it; he doesn't even have a table. One night his best friend from college, Huey (David Koechner of ‘Anchorman’, among other films), shows up unannounced, looking for a place to stay. It's the first time they've seen each other in 25 years. Huey is running away from the collapse of his own family; he destroyed it himself for reasons that will soon become clearer. ‘Bernard and Huey’ is a film about relationships and fatherhood but it’s also one that will likely hit close to home for the lifelong single folks. Because of the relationships, it probably won’t have the same appeal to younger viewers in a post-feminist world like it will to older viewers. It has been lovingly resurrected from a 30-year-old Jules Feiffer screenplay (updated by the still active writer/cartoonist) and drenched to the bone in the vintage misogyny of another era.  The way men like Bernard and Huey relate to the world has changed a lot since the last time Feiffer brought such men to the screen. The resulting film served as this year's closing night film at the 2018 Slamdance. USA 2018 Dan Mirvish 90m  

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