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Bunny and the Bull2008

Bunny and the Bull (2008)



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Stephen Turnbull hasn't been outside in months, and when he finds his mind hurtling back to the disastrous trek around Europe he undertook with his friend Bunny, a catalogue of adventures unfold. Stephen's flat becomes the springboard for an extraordinary odyssey through lands made up of snapshots and souvenir replica landmarks within his imagination. "Bunny & the Bull" is a touching and beautiful journey to the end of the room.

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Ed Hogg
as Stephen Turnbull
Richard Ayoade
as Museum Curator
Sylvia Syms
as Hotelier
Rick Fulcher
as Captain Crab
Gus Brown
as Horse Race Commentator
Oliver Ralfe
as Music Performer
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Critic Reviews for Bunny and the Bull

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (17)

Hogg and Farnaby have some very funny interplay, but the dynamics of the characters' friendship are thoroughly familiar.

September 30, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

As its story winds through imaginative landscapes of papier-mâché, cardboard cutouts and multilayered stagecraft, the childlike whimsy of Michel Gondry comes to mind. A hint of Terry Gilliam's irreverence adds flavor to the mix.

September 16, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

beneath all its layers of whimsy, this cock and bull story is grounded in genuine pain and torment.

May 20, 2010

As in Gondry's best work, the strength is in the sadness.

April 22, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The visual panache is pleasingly crackpot, but that's about as far as the film goes.

December 4, 2009

The sets have a cardboard cut-out charm that recalls the old animated Paddington Bear series; but that isn't enough to sustain interest once it dawns that for a supposed comedy this is remarkably humour free.

November 27, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Bunny and the Bull

An agoraphobic young man remembers (or hallucinates) a trip he took across Europe with his hard-drinking, sexually voracious, gambling-addicted pal Bunny. Starts off with an interesting premise but it gets lost in sketch comedy-styled road trip scenes (including a tasteless bit about a homeless Russian dog herder); the high-artifice art direction is sometimes brilliant but stylistically inconsistent, as if they ran out of money halfway through production.

Greg S
Greg S

Super Reviewer

A shut-in remembers a holiday he had a year ago with his best friend and a beautiful Spanish waitress. I agree with a lot of what Super Reviewer Alice Shen has to say about this film -- the comparison to The Science of Sleep and the fine performances by the three leads. But I found the dramatic elements of the story too slowly developed and the climactic resolution contrived. Also, I didn't like The Science of Sleep finding its quirk distracting from the plot; that's only less true in Bunny and the Bull. Overall, this is a charming, delightful film when it tries not to be the drama it thinks it is.

Jim Hunter
Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer

Is this movie not the most delightful thing you've ever seen? Does it not just charm you out of your gourd? It's a little similar to Michel Gondry's The Science of Sleep - the whimsical cardboard sets and the awkward shell of a leading man - but Bunny and the Bull always hints at an unresolved tragedy and delivers well on that promise. The quirky flashcuts and calliope music are reminiscent of Amelie, but despite all these similarities or homages, the story has a different heart and a different brain. Edward Hogg is passionately forlorn; Simon Farnaby is likably skeevy; and Verónica Echegui is cutely beguiling. She's like Penelope Cruz for the indie masses. "Are you fucking my face?"

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

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