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A long way down

Published 2014
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Four suicidal strangers find support in the last place they ever expected to in this emotionally charged comedy-drama based on the novel by Nick Hornby. It's New Year's Eve in London, and disgraced television personality Martin (Pierce Brosnan) is about to take a flying leap off of Topper's Tower when he's interrupted by Maureen (Toni Collette), a lonely single mother who's reached the end of her rope. Meanwhile, as the pair realize their suicide plans have overlapped, onto the rooftop dashes Jess (Imogen Poots), a rebellious teen with nothing left to live for. Just when it seems this despairing group can't possibly get any bigger, rocker-turned-pizza delivery driver J.J. (Aaron Paul) shows up with a fresh pie and a death wish. Rather than taking the plunge together, the unlikely foursome decide to put their plans off until Valentine's Day -- sticking together and supporting one another in the interim. Later, as their friendship deepens, their unusual pact stirs a media firestorm.

1 videodisc (circa 96 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
digital optical surround Dolby digital 5.1 ; NTSC, region 1
video file DVD video region 1
Target Audience Note:
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A.
Title from container.
Special features: Deleted scenes; outtakes; Making of "A long way down": jumping in with cast & crew; On Toppers Tower: a behind the scenes view; Working with the director; Adapting the story; AXS TV: a look at "A long way down"; trailer.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
Based on the novel by Nick Hornby.
Music by Dario Marianelli; edited by Barney Pilling, Chris Gill; director of photography, Ben Davis.
Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots, Aaron Paul, Zara White.
DVD ; Dolby digital 5.1 ; NTSC, region 1 ; widescreen 2.35:1.
For private home use only.
In English and French.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
DVD 5373
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