Never heard of this Withnail film. What's it?
Withnail and I is comedy written/directed by Bruce Robinson (he directed the thriller Jennifer Eight) in 1987. Its about two out of work actors, Withnail played by Richard E Grant and I (known as Marwood in the screenplay but only 'I' in the film) played by Paul McGann, who live in Camden, London at the tailend of the sixties. They decide to go on a holiday in a cottage owned by Withnails Uncle Monty played by Richard Griffiths (Sleepy Hollow/Harry Potter). Once they get there it pisses down with rain all week, they have no food, they're threatened by a poacher (Michael Elphick), chased by a bull and to cap it all off Uncle Monty arrives with the expectation of getting into bed with Marwood!
Its such a great movie! Hilarious and tragic at the same time. Richard E Grant, Paul McGann and Richard Griffiths are all incredible. As are Ralph Brown who plays a drug dealer Danny (creator of the legendary Camberwell Carrott - a really big spliff!) and Michael Elphick is great too as the poacher. Ive lost count on how many times Ive seen it now!