Director: Bruce Robinson
“Withnail & I” is one of the cult classics of U.K. cinema. The film follows two unemployed actors who are plumbing the depths of thespian excess in a squalid London flat. Richard E. Grant turns in a corrosively funny portrait of failure as Withnail, while Paul McGann is more of the optimist as “I.” Brilliant cameos by Richard Griffiths as a predatory uncle and Ralph Brown as a spaced-out drug dealer.
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