Notebook Reviews: WITHNAIL AND I

4 out of 5 stars

Bruce Robinson – 1987

Writer/director Bruce Robinson’s Withnail And I is a wonderful free-wheeling, plot-free comedy with brilliantly quotable dialogue. 

Richard E.Grant and Paul McGann play Withnail And I, two struggling actors who decide to take a break in the country. Along for the ride (literally) is Richard Griffiths, giving a gleeful turn as Withnail’s Uncle Monty, a ‘raving homosexual’ who has his eye set on McGann’s ‘And I’.

Grant excels in a career-making turn and the whole thing plays out like a demented sitcom. Withnail And I is great fun.