R | | Comedy, Drama
A comedy about ordinary people with unique dilemmas. How far will they go? Will the cocktail of desperation, friendship, loneliness, love and even a brush with cannibalism derail their intent?
The film, whose filming was carried out in close co-operation with London Underground, has been the cause of controversy due to the plot of the film involving a character seeking someone to commit suicide by diving under his train. Before the film was released, the train drivers' union, ASLEF, called the plot "insulting and foolish" despite not having seen the film and have pointed out that train drivers who experience such incidents find them "life-changing traumas". The union organized a protest at premiere of the film, handing out leaflets to the public, from whom it claims to have received strong support. The filmmakers' spokesperson stated that "difficult issues portrayed in the film have been handled sensitively."
The subtitle of the book read by the man that Paul sees in the library is mispunctuated: "A Gay Mans Guide" instead of "A Gay Man's Guide".
Clips from the film are shown during the ending, ending on Paul Callow thanking Frankie.
£189,454 (UK) (27 April 2008)