ELLE reviews The World’s End

Rosamund Pike joins Pegg and Frost


Simon Pegg’s as funny as ever in this bitterly funny comedy directed by his co-writer Edgar Wright (Shaun Of The Dead).

He’s Gary King, the rebellious, irresponsible goth who never grew up.

Deciding an epic pub crawl will solve all his 40-something woes, Gary lures his old school mates back to their home town of Newton Haven – only to discover townsfolk have been taken over, Invasion of the Body Snatchers style.
As this shifts from relationships comedy to alien invasion movie, it becomes clear that Wright and Pegg are at their funniest on solid, realistic turf, mining characters for one-liners instead of convoluted sci-fi concepts.

But this is still one of the funniest films of the year so far, with brilliant supporting turns from the likes of Martin Freeman, Nick Frost and Rosamund Pike and a nostalgic soundtrack taking in Primal Scream, Blur, The Stone Roses and even Kylie Minogue’s Step Back In Time. Retro heaven.

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