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The Trouble with Jessica

2023 1h 30m Comedy Drama List
82% Tomatometer 11 Reviews 77% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings SARAH and TOM are in terrible financial trouble. On the brink of losing everything, they've managed to find a buyer for their stylish London home. When their best friends RICHARD and BETH come round for a final dinner, an uninvited old friend, JESSICA, tags along. After a seemingly trivial argument, Jessica hangs herself in the garden. Tom goes to call the police when Sarah realizes if the buyer finds out, the sale will collapse, meaning definite financial ruin. The only solution -- to convince Richard and Beth to take Jessica's body to her flat and make it look like she killed herself there. If they're clever enough about it, what could possibly go wrong? Read More Read Less

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Miriam Balanescu Sight & Sound It’s disarmingly strange and freewheeling in tone, undercut by a ruthlessly dark humour. May 8, 2024 Full Review Ed Potton Times (UK) The film may be full of holes but it’s highly quotable. Rated: 3/5 Apr 3, 2024 Full Review Cath Clarke Guardian What the movie does have going for it is a terrific performance by Shirley Henderson... Rated: 3/5 Apr 2, 2024 Full Review MaryAnn Johanson Flick Filosopher The pleasures of this black comedy about London real estate and the hypocrisies of posh professionals lie in the terrific cast, especially Shirley Henderson, embodying entertainingly horrible people. Rated: 3/5 Apr 12, 2024 Full Review Rich Cline Shadows on the Wall Mixing slapstick with dark drama, this offbeat British film is tricky to connect with on a satisfying level. But that seems to be intentional, as director Matt Winn delights in putting his characters through a moral and legal wringer. Rated: 3/5 Apr 9, 2024 Full Review Andrew Murray The Upcoming Despite its alluring premise and fantastic cast, the trouble with this film is that it unfortunately falls short of delivering on its initial promise. Rated: 2/5 Apr 7, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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Daniel B Silly premise which is completely unrealistic Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 04/14/24 Full Review Donna G Dark, dark and v funny. I loved it. Rare to get a decent comedy but this is one Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/12/24 Full Review clare A Loved this! Clever, funny with a hint of morality. Very well written with a great cast. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/09/24 Full Review Polly B Highly entertaining with a gripping storyline and one fantastic cast. A must watch. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/08/24 Full Review David K Just a fantastic film. Rufus Sewell was magnificent and played an absolute blinder .See this film without delay you won't regret it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/08/24 Full Review Rosemary E Dark and clever. uncomfortable but humorous with real laugh out loud moments. A cracking independent film we should have more of . Go ! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/07/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis SARAH and TOM are in terrible financial trouble. On the brink of losing everything, they've managed to find a buyer for their stylish London home. When their best friends RICHARD and BETH come round for a final dinner, an uninvited old friend, JESSICA, tags along. After a seemingly trivial argument, Jessica hangs herself in the garden. Tom goes to call the police when Sarah realizes if the buyer finds out, the sale will collapse, meaning definite financial ruin. The only solution -- to convince Richard and Beth to take Jessica's body to her flat and make it look like she killed herself there. If they're clever enough about it, what could possibly go wrong?
Director
Matt Winn
Producer
Sarah Sulick
Screenwriter
James Handel, Matt Winn
Production Co
Bright Pictures, Yes Repeat No, Relevate Ventures
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Original Language
British English
Runtime
1h 30m