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withnail and iWelcome to my one year anniversary. That's right, I have recommended stuff for 52 weeks and in celebration I am choosing my very best for this week. It was difficult to decide (some more than others) and here are the final choices.

This category was probably the most difficult, being a movie nut and knowing that the “best” movie often depends on mood and situation, I decided to go with Withnail and I because it's a little less well known and I really hope more people watch it. It is laugh out loud funny and poignant. A winning combination when done right and this is done to perfection.

Here is what I said then (Dec. 12 – 18):

To say this is a comedy about two actors who leave the city to go to the country where hilarity ensues would be misleading. Even though this statement is true, this movie is much more than you might expect. Richard E. Grant and Paul McGann are flawless and I laughed out loud during this movie more than any other; but it is also an extremely bittersweet story about the end of an era (the sixties) and the inevitable end of the friendship between two men growing up. Please watch this movie.

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Posted on November 6, 2006

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