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Mule, The (Tony Mahony, Angus Sampson, 2014) wr. Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Jaime Browne; Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, John Noble; mule swallows drugs
After a slowish start, The Mule kicks into gear. It’s a fiendishly smart and entertaining comedy entirely predicated on the idea of somebody not wanting to go to the loo. This outrageous clenched-cheeked premise is executed with poker-face seriousness and acute attention to how basic situations can be changed, tweaked and prologued. Small developments cause big repercussions – watch what happens when mum (Noni Hazlehurst) brings a meal for her son – and duelling character motivations create all manner of friction. Luke Buckmaster, The Guardian, 20 November 2014.
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