A comedy starring the cast of Monty Python and the late Robin Williams – not to mention a smorgasbord of British talent in supporting roles – sounds brilliant on paper, but it only works if you give them funny things to say and do.
Unfortunately, after bestowing Simon Pegg with absolute power, Absolutely Anything quickly devolves into the kind of clichéd antics that would make Aladdin’s Genie cringe with embarrassment.
The funniest gag in the film comes when some dog shit skips across the room, Sorcerer’s Apprentice style, and dives down the toilet. That about sums it up, really.
Eric Idle always tells us to look on the bright side, but it’s hard to see a bright side to this depressingly unfunny movie. See absolutely anything else this weekend.
DIRECTOR: Terry Jones
WRITERS: Terry Jones, Gavin Scott
CAST: Simon Pegg, Robin Williams, Kate Beckinsale, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Eric Idle
SYNOPSIS: A group of eccentric aliens confer a human being with the power to do absolutely anything.