You swallow me whole with just a mumbled hello… The World’s End #review

Simon Pegg
Simon Pegg (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Back in 1990, Gary King (Simon Pegg) was the coolest guy in high school.  He partied, he slept around, he had fun.  Upon graduating, he and four of his friends decided to undertake The Golden Mile: a pub crawl through their village with 12 pints in 12 pubs, finishing at The World’s End.  Alas, their quest was incomplete, only making it to 9 of the 12 pubs.

Following high school, King and his friends drifted apart.  Peter Page (Eddie Marsan) is a partner at a luxury car dealership.  Oliver Chamberlain (Martin Freeman) is a boutique real estate agent.  Steven Prince (Paddy Considine) owns a construction company.  And Andrew Knightly (Nick Frost) — formerly Gary’s closest and dearest friend — has become a corporate lawyer.  Where his friends have gone off to become successful, Gary’s life is not so grand.

So Gary comes up with a plan: reunite the old gang and conquer The Golden Mile.

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