England | 1987 | 107 min | R
By all the natural laws of science, chemistry and logic, the titular anti-hero of this satirical masterpiece Withnail & I should not make it to the end of the movie. But he is not just anyone. He is out-of-work part-time actor and full-time alcoholic Withnail, who eschews Advil and instead resorts to glugs of lighter fluid to avoid alcohol withdrawal.
It is a rueful coda of friendship and the 1960s, a fitting parallel for post-bacchanal January lamenting the end of another year and the beginning of a new one – hilarious, poignant and almost unbearably melancholy.
Director: Bruce Robinson
Cast: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths
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In what is becoming an annual tradition at the Revue, feel better about the post-holiday blahs by watching the only place more desolate than wintry January in Toronto: Withnail & I.
Doors will open at 6:15pm because the first thing we do is have cider. Ice in the cider.
General Admission: $16
Bronze Members, Students & Seniors: $13
Silver Members: $12
Gold Members: FREE