Withnail and I1987
Withnail and I (1987)
Critic Consensus: Richard E. Grant and Paul McGann prove irresistibly hilarious as two misanthropic slackers in Withnail and I, a biting examination of artists living on the fringes of prosperity and good taste.
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Critic Reviews for Withnail and I
It's much funnier, and sadder, watched stone-cold sober.
Set in 1969 England, it portrays the last throes of a friendship mirroring the seedy demise of the hippie period, delivering some comic gems along the way.
It is at once a coming-of-age comedy and a fond farewell to an era.
A modern classic? A brilliant vignette of a certain time and attitudes? A self-indulgent jeu d'esprit? One thing is certain: Richard E. Grant touched greatness.
A biting script from writer-director Bruce Robinson and performances from Richard E Grant and Paul McGann as two 'resting' actors, Withnail and 'I', that neither has surpassed.
Audience Reviews for Withnail and I
What elevates this British comedy above being a mere series of funny situations is Richard E. Grant, who embraces his role with a hilarious performance and makes this a hysterical film full of memorable lines and moments, even if some of the gags lack a proper punch line.
Utter hogwash from start to finish.
Hilarious performances from Richard E. Grant, Richard Griffiths and Ralph Brown.
Withnail and I Quotes
|Peter Marwood ("I"):||We want the finest wines available to humanity! We want them here and we want them now!|
|Monty:||(to the cat) you beastly little parasite how dare you, you little thug how dare you, arrgh beastly ungrateful little swine.|
|Monty:||[to the cat] you beastly little parasite how dare you, you little thug how dare you, arrgh beastly ungrateful little swine.|
|Withnail:||I feel like a pig shat in my head.|
|Danny:||I don't advise a haircut, man. All hairdressers are in the employment of the government. Hairs are your aerials. They pick up signals from the cosmos, and transmit them directly into you brain! This is the reason bald-headed men are uptight.|