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Benjamin (2018)

In Simon Amstell's affecting, bittersweet comedy, a rising young filmmaker is thrown into emotional turmoil by a burgeoning romance and the upcoming premiere of his second feature.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabe Gilmour Gabe Gilmour ... Bodhi
Jack Rowan ... Harry
Colin Morgan ... Benjamin
Anna Chancellor ... Tessa
Robin Peters Robin Peters ... Editor
Arnab Chanda Arnab Chanda ... Guru
Jessica Raine ... Billie
James Bloor ... Alex (Photographer)
Joel Fry ... Stephen
Phénix Brossard ... Noah
Jessie Cave ... Martha
Naomi Soneye-Thomas Naomi Soneye-Thomas ... Noah's Band - Keyboard
Loris Scarpa Loris Scarpa ... Noah's Band - Drums
Silas Wyatt-Barke Silas Wyatt-Barke ... Noah's Band - Acoustic Guitar
George Jennings George Jennings ... Noah's Band - Electric Guitar
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In Simon Amstell's affecting, bittersweet comedy, a rising young filmmaker is thrown into emotional turmoil by a burgeoning romance and the upcoming premiere of his second feature.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for some drug and sexual material | See all certifications »
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UK

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English

Release Date:

15 March 2019 (UK) See more »

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Bendžamin See more »

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$97,521
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Open Palm Films See more »
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Drivel
5 September 2019 | by denise-dixSee all my reviews

I like Simon Amstell....a lot. But this is just incoherent drivel. The only positive thing I can say about it is that the acting is OK. The stammering, the unfinished sentences it all got on my nerves... this is nearly 90 minutes of nothingness, a total waste of time.


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