Plot: The Milgrams have come together for Christmas. Nick (Sam Gittins) has brought home his girlfriend Annji (Neerja Naik). Unfortunately Nick’s grandfather (David Bradley) is a raging racist, making things incredibly uncomfortable in addition to the usual family tensions with Nick’s constantly worried mother (Abigail Cruttenden), his dominant father (Grant Masters), pregnant sister (Holly Weston) and her husband (Kris Saddler). On Christmas Day, Nick and Annji have had enough. But when they try to leave they discover that the house is covered in goo that has blocked them in. The TV cautions them to stay inside and await further instructions – and those instructions become increasingly strange.
Await Further Instructions starts off interesting enough, but I didn’t really get into the film and the longer it lasted, the more this became a problem.
When they were still young and living in Newton Haven, Gary King (Simon Pegg) and his friends Andy (Nick Frost), Peter (Eddie Marsan), Ollie (Martin Freeman) and Steven (Paddy Considine) tried themselves at a pub crawl and came short. 20 years later, Gary is still obsessed with the idea of finishing and convinces the old gang to come. But things are a little weird in Newton Haven – weirder than in other small towns.
Since I love both Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, I was very worried that it this film wouldn’t be able to fulfill my expectations. But fortunately it did. It was awesome.
Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is London’s star police man. But his success makes the rest of the service look bad, so he is reassigned to the small town of Sandford, where he’s partnered up with Danny Butterman (Nick Frost). Sandford might officially be the safest town in the UK, but Nick’s investigations soon turn up some weird things, when a series of freak accidents start.
Man, I really love this movie. It’s funny, fast-paced and riddled with cameos (some of which I only just learned about, like Peter Jackson and Cate Blanchett). It’s just an absolute joy to watch.