Friday, September 23, 2011

Burke and Hare

So last weekend my mother came over with a dvd i had never heard of before.....Burke and Hare. Having never heard of it before i wasn't sure if i would like it but figured it must be funny as it had Simon Pegg in it :P

I was right! the movie was hilarious and i loved the acting from both Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis they were absolutely brilliant together.

The film is based on the true story of the famous murderers Burke and Hare and is a black comedy set in the 19th century. The story follows the two grave robbers as they set out on a new business venture providing corpses for a Medical School in Edinburgh.

The story is full of laughs and also full of many well known british comedians including Bill Bailey (Black Books), Stephen Merchant and Jessica Hynes. It also stars the lovely australian actress Isla Fisher who plays the very cute leading lady Ginny. ALthough she is very adorable and great with her performance i didn't enjoy her accent very much it got rather annoying after a while.

Overall this film is definitely a must see if you feel like a night in for some laughs. If i had to rate it i would give it a 7/10 :D