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Kill Your Friends (2015)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Music | 1 April 2016 (USA)
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An A&R man working at the height of the Britpop music craze goes to extremes in order to find his next hit.

Director:

Owen Harris

Writer:

John Niven (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Hoult ... Steven Stelfox
James Corden ... Roger Waters
Georgia King ... Rebecca
Craig Roberts ... Darren
Jim Piddock ... Derek Sommers
Joseph Mawle ... James Trellick
Dustin Demri-Burns ... David Schnieder
Damien Molony ... Ross
Bronson Webb ... Rob Hasting
Ella Smith ... Nikki
Rosanna Hoult ... Katy
Ed Skrein ... Rent
Tom Riley ... Parker Hall
Kurt Egyiawan ... Tim
Hugh Skinner ... John
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An A&R man working at the height of the Britpop music craze goes to extremes in order to find his next hit.

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Lies. Betrayal. Murder. Just another day in the music industry. See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arkadaslarini Öldür See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Stelfox, protagonist of the film, is partly inspired by Don Simpson See more »

Goofs

The film is set in 1997. Stelfox is standing outside the 'Eventim Apollo' (A.K.A. The Hammersmith Odeon). A sign on the building can be seen saying Eventim Apollo, when this film is set the venue was called 'Hammersmith Apollo' it has changed hands several times and did not become the Eventim Apollo until 7th of September 2013. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
James Trellick: What is the meaning of life?
Darren: [as Steven is about to answer] To drive your enemies before you and hear the lamentations of their women.
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Crazy Credits

In the fine print at the end of the credits, it says "No animals or A&R persons were harmed in the making of this film." See more »

Connections

Features Radiohead: Karma Police (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Encore Une Fois
Written by Sash!, Ralf Kappmeier and Thomas Alisson
Performed by Sash!
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Moments of brilliance
10 November 2015 | by melmoth1972See all my reviews

I loved the book. The book is laugh-out-loud funny. The problem with this cinematic adaptation is that there are only a few laugh-out-loud moments. Tone is the problem. The opening sets up the tone as dark and unpleasant and the main character as thoroughly unlikeable. We have to spend an hour and a half with this guy? It's like having to sit beside a racist drunk on a night bus. But it's hard to not like Nicholas Hoult (and the scathing honesty of his character) and the film did grow on me - perhaps like a tumour. There are moments of brilliance and a few great lines (no pun intended) but ultimately the buzz doesn't quite feel worth it.


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