After hosting the Golden Globes on Sunday, British writer, actor, and comedian Ricky Gervais has been getting the short end of the stick. His humor isn’t for the weak at heart and certain celebrities just couldn’t take a joke. For those of us who get his sense of humor, we’ve got some photos from his latest film, Cemetery Junction. It features his writing and directing partner Stephen Merchant and plenty of talented, young English actors…
Cemetery Junction is period piece that takes place in a provincial English town in the 1970′s. The main character Freddie, (Christian Cooke) is anxious to break free from his working class roots, but has to maneuver around the opposition of his best friends Bruce and Snork, played by Tom Hughes and Jack Doolan. Gervais has described the film as a “love letter to England,” and states that it celebrates the youthful experience like the English version of Saturday Night Fever.
The comparison to the old John Travolta flick worries me, because everyone praises Saturday Night Fever for being a dance flick, but what about all the heavy issues that were presented in the story? Will Cemetery Junction have me laughing in one scene and crying in another?
Cemetery Junction will be released on April 7th in the U.K.
What do you think of the first photos from Cemetery Junction?