Bunny & The Bull

Published:  April 20, 2010
Bunny & The Bull

*****Five star goodness*****

When I first heard this film described as Withnail & I for 2010 let’s just say I was politely skeptical, however there were many elements to save it’s bottom from falling foul of such fantastical claims – not the least being that this film is directed by the one and same director of the Mighty Boosh series, and several Boosh stars make up the cast. It gave me hope that this could be something very cool. It is. In fact – it’s a brilliant film, with awesome set design and more strange twists than a sequence of dodgy DNA.


So what’s the story? Well, as Withnail & I tells the tale of best friends, Withnail and the ‘I’ (played by Richard E. Grant, and Paul McGann respectively) and their adventures on an ill-fated holiday, Bunny & the Bull follows the socially inept Steven as he travels around Europe with his best mate, Bunny. In stark contrast to the ever in control and prepared Steven, Bunny is a cyclone-tidalwave of energy always on the look out for the next bet – literally.


At the start of the film we meet Steven, locked inside his incredibly ordered life. He’s agoraphobic and hasn’t left the house for a year. The story is told through flash backs and hallucinations explaining what has led his life at this current point. Each part of the story is told through a heady mix of live action and animation, but this is where it gets really good. The sets are some of the most stylized and beautiful I have ever seen, simply in their creativity. In one scene the set is comprised entirely of newspapers (where they meet an eccentric Polac played by Julian Barrett), the Fairground they travel to is entirely brass clockwork. I won’t say much more as I don’t want to spoil it but this is an amazing film and if you miss it at the cinema, then do yourself a favour and get the DVD.

Confirmed theatre dates and locations:

April 22. Melbourne, Cinema Nova www.cinemanova.com.au
April 29. Sydney, Dendy Newtown www.dendy.com.au
May 20. Brisbane, Schonell Theatre www.schonell.com




2 Responses

  1. I’m so looking forward to seeing this, but might have to wait for a dvd release. I doubt my town would get this at our cinema!

  2. Pingback: uberVU - social comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *