"World's End" follows Henry Mueller (Hamish Linklater), a charismatic high school English teacher who has a breakdown and is committed to a mental institution. There, under the watchful eye of Louise Baldwin (Wanda Sykes), he begins to feel "sane." Henry starts to question the system and the methods used to contain the inmates, ultimately becoming the leader of an inmate revolt. It's a dark comedy about an asylum that operates like a family, and as in all families, the question of who is sane and who is not is open for discussion.
Status: In Development
Runtime: 30 minutes
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The World's End is a 2013 comic science fiction film directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan and Rosamund Pike. The film follows a group of friends who discover an alien invasion during an epic pub crawl in their home town. Wright has described the film as “social science fiction” in the tradition of John Wyndham and Samuel Youd (John Christopher). It is the third and final film in the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, following Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Hot Fuzz (2007). The film was produced by Relativity Media, StudioCanal, Big Talk Productions, and Working Title Films. It grossed $46.1 million against a $20 million budget.
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The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported an 89% approval rating with a weighted average score of 7.4/10 based on 218 reviews. The website's consensus reads, “Madcap and heartfelt, Edgar Wright's apocalypse comedy The World's End benefits from the typically hilarious Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, with a plethora of supporting players.” The film also holds a Metacritic score of 81 out of 100, indicating “universal acclaim”, based on 45 collected reviews. Chris Nashawaty of Entertainment Weekly gave the film a B+, praising it as “hilarious” and the “best” collaboration of Wright, Pegg and Frost, saying that “these pint-swilling Peter Pans also know how to work the heart and the brain for belly laughs... The finale is a little too shaggy and silly. But what do you expect after a dozen beers?” Mark Dinning of Empire magazine gave the film four stars out of five, writing: “Bravely refusing to rigidly adhere to a formula that has been so successful, Wright, Pegg and Frost's Cornetto Trilogy closer has tonal shifts you won't expect, but the same beating heart you've been craving.” Movie blog eatpraymedia gave the film four and a half stars, calling it “...the perfect antidote to big budget movie making.” Henry Barnes of The Guardian gave the film four stars out of five, writing: “With this final film they've slowed down a bit, grown up a lot. And saved the richest bite until last.”
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