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1h 49m 2001

Brief Synopsis

When one of a group of lifelong friends dies, his buddies are left to carry out his last wishes: to take his ashes and dispose of them off the pier in the seaside town of Margate. As their sentimental journey begins and their own emotional mysteries unfold, they try to come to terms with Jack's deat

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Reelsound Ltd; Scala Productions
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Cts; Metrodome Distribution; Mikado Film; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Vertigo Films (Spain)
Location
United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom; Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

Synopsis

When one of a group of lifelong friends dies, his buddies are left to carry out his last wishes: to take his ashes and dispose of them off the pier in the seaside town of Margate. As their sentimental journey begins and their own emotional mysteries unfold, they try to come to terms with Jack's death by reliving their lives with him. Flashbacks of the group's younger days shed light on their relationships, providing insights into their long-buried secrets. Meanwhile, with the lads speeding across the Kent countryside in a shiny Mercedes, Jack's wife undertakes her own very significant journey. As the pilgrimage turns into a pub crawl the men discover that through it all, it's your friends who break your heart - and your friends who mend it. Tears are replaced by laughter and then just as quickly followed by more poignant memories.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Reelsound Ltd; Scala Productions
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Cts; Metrodome Distribution; Mikado Film; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Vertigo Films (Spain)
Location
United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom; Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2001 award for Best Ensemble from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.

Expanded Release in United States February 15, 2002

Released in United States November 2001

Released in United States on Video August 13, 2002

Released in United States September 2001

Released in United States Winter December 7, 2001

Shown at London Film Festival (Gala Films) November 7-22, 2001.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Gala) September 6-15, 2001.

Began shooting October 18, 2000.

Completed shooting December 21, 2000.

Expanded Release in United States February 15, 2002

Released in United States on Video August 13, 2002

Released in United States September 2001 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Gala) September 6-15, 2001.)

Released in United States November 2001 (Shown at London Film Festival (Gala Films) November 7-22, 2001.)

Released in United States Winter December 7, 2001