"Withnail and I," is that funny, strange, and eccentric film that everyone should see at least once. Hailed as a black comedy this movie is like watching "The Great Outdoors," on crack. The two main actors in the film, Richard E. Grant and Paul McGann were perfect in this 80s Brit. film.
Withnail (Grant's character) who is more of the eccentric of the two friends though I (McGann's character, he is also known as Marwood) has is weirdness too though he almost seems less you could say selfish and even childish. Though you have to feel bad for him at the end almost because it's apparent that he doesn't want I to leave. So they are poor actors in the late 60s and decide to go to the country because of Withnail's uncle. His uncle by the way has a fixation on I.
These two men are not made for the country and it's sort of humorous on how they deal with the locals and trying to get food/wood for their cottage. The chicken scene was sort of funny. They're pretty clueless but manage enough until rich Uncle Monty comes. The uncle is one scene tries to get I because Withnail used him to get the vacation. An act that gets the two in a fight and an act that shows that Withnail will do anything to get his way. Though I wouldn't call him a bad friend either because I isn't perfect either. So they both aren't perfect but different. Anyway, the film plays out where they are in the country with scenes of their misadventures though it starts in their flat. You can get to see that these two are poor and not very clean people which is funny in a way. The movie does have some quotes that are memorable and once scene when Withnail drinks lighter-fluid is like what really?
I liked the chemistry between Grant and McGann, you could notice the difference between their characters. Withnail is sort of a user but he does need I and I, well he wants to you could say better himself for his own sake and not for his friend's sake either. He could be called selfish too then. So the movie has some laugh out loud parts and some parts are quite strange that make you wonder that's just the brilliance of the movie. It's one of those movies to sit and just watch, you're watching two friends who are trying to make it in this weird world. It's a honest movie that makes us laugh, wonder, and even shed a tear. The rating for this film is a 4 out of 5 star movie.