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A Film with Me in It (2008)

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A broke, jobless actor and a broke, jobless screenwriter set out to make a movie and then find that life starts imitating art.

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Ian Fitzgibbon

Writer:

Mark Doherty
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Credited cast:
Dylan Moran ... Pierce
Mark Doherty ... Mark
Keith Allen ... Jack
Amy Huberman ... Sally
Aisling O'Sullivan Aisling O'Sullivan ... Policewoman
David O'Doherty ... David
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eileen Colgan Eileen Colgan ... Neighbor
Neilí Conroy Neilí Conroy ... Frances
Neil Jordan ... Director
Hugh O'Conor ... Detective
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Pierce 2
Laura Way ... Casting Assistant
Wilfred Wilfred ... Jersey the Dog
Ronan Wilmot ... Mr. Finnegan
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Storyline

Mark is a wannabe actor, penniless, clueless, and inept. He cares for a brother who's paraplegic, and he has a girlfriend, Sally, who wants out of the relationship. His idea of life is to go to the occasional audition, dodge his landlord (having spent the rent money Sally gave him), give Sally a hang-dog look, and talk with Pearce, who lives upstairs. Mark's flat is in disrepair: the kitchen window slams shut, bits of plaster fall from the ceiling, a bulb fizzes, and the sitting-room chandelier sways. When an awful accident happens, Mark freezes, which precipitates additional accidents; he finally calls Pearce, perhaps the worst decision possible. Will Mark come to his senses? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Thriller

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuatro muertos y ningún entierro See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$241,216
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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When the garda (policewoman) calls to the door, some of her walkie talkie chatter can be heard. This is in an American accent which would not be the case in Ireland. The piece heard is in fact a standard foley effect of an American police officer speaking on the radio and is often heard in TV and film. See more »

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[first lines]
Director: So, what's going on?
Mark: I get to start? It's um, it's good, it was good. I, I got you a copy on DVD. And it's one of those medical... drama... hospital things.
Director: Concerned neighbor. This the part here?
Casting Assistant: Yeah.
Director: Doesn't really matter whether he looks like, does it?
Mark: I was going to say, uh, I really like the script.
Director: It's a good script.
Director: [phone rings] Okay thank you...
Casting Assistant: Great, thanks Martin.
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Sometimes dark comedies just don't work
27 July 2011 | by napierslogsSee all my reviews

"A Film with Me in It" is dark, it's Irish, it's indie. It's almost everything that it claims to be, it's just not funny. I'm going to blame that on the characters. They're not real people, they're caricatures of the epitome of what it means to be a loser. Mark (Mark Doherty) and Pierce (Dylan Moran) are broke and jobless, and they're too incompetent to even know that they're broke and jobless, let alone how to not be.

One is a screenwriter and the other's an actor, and they've decided to make a movie. When Mark's girlfriend Sally asks, "with what money?" Mark does not understand what she means. "Money! Like, real money, what is required to live in the real world!" Mark still has no clue what she's talking about. Yes, that joke is funny, but it also begs the question how did Mark even get a girlfriend in the first place? Questions like that are never answered. We're just supposed to laugh at these imbeciles rather than get to know them or understand them.

Their movie is going to be like an Irish "Fargo" and they kidnap somebody with money. As you can guess with most dark comedies, life starts imitating art. But when most-likely-innocent, under-developed characters and animals are killed (not murdered just killed accidentally), I couldn't follow their humourless foibles.

If they gave me actual characters, like real people whom I could connect to, "A Film With Me in It" could probably at least be watchable. But as is, every plot twist is meaningless because there is no development or understanding to anything anybody says or does.


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