RAW: Bunny and the Bull – Film
Reviewer – Tom Bowden
First things first, this film is written and directed by Paul King, the director of the Mighty Boosh. But don’t be put off by the Boosh link, this is not in any way a Boosh film.
The general storyline is very simple. Stephen (Edward Hogg) has agoraphobia and hasn’t left his house in years. His life is carefully structured, with every aspect of his existence being catalogued in boxes that line every wall of his tiny flat. One day, Stephen and his friend Bunny (Simon Farnaby) take an imaginary holiday inside his apartment, based on mementos and memories of an earlier vacation.
The visuals in this film, as you would expect from King, are incredible. In a world dominated by CG and special effects, it’s refreshing to see things done the old fashioned way. Sure, there’s a lot of CG in there but used differently to how it’s abused in most movies today.
The storyline is brilliant – funny, sad, ridiculous and tragic. There is so much to this film; it’s not simply just another comedy. The acting is great and the relationships between characters are explored and explained well. All of the elements that go into making a great film are here, and they’re all in the right place.
In a market flooded with so much rubbish, it’s exciting when every now and then something amazing comes along. Make sure you catch it! It will be the next big thing.
Kryztoff Rating – 4.5K