Withnail & I

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.


Along with roommate Marwood, Withnail escapes for the weekend from the squalor of his London flat to the inhospitable stone cottage in the Lake District belonging to lascivious Uncle Monty. Naturally, the bone-chilling English damp follows the pair.

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

Prices include taxes. Membership free event is not applicable.