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Brian and Charles

Some Friendships Are Built to Last

One of the most unexpected heart-warmers of the summer. Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News

BRIAN AND CHARLES follows Brian, a lonely inventor in rural Wales, who spends his days building quirky, unconventional contraptions that seldom work. Undeterred by his lack of success, Brian attempts his biggest project yet. Three days, a washing machine, and various spare parts later, he's invented Charles, an artificially intelligent robot who learns English from a dictionary and has an obsession with cabbages. What follows is a humorous and entirely heartwarming story about friendship, family, finding love, and letting go.

Brian and Charles - FILM REVIEW

Aurora Amidon, pastemagazine.com

 

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"Brian and Charles" follows Brian (the film’s co-writer, master of comic timing and longtime Ricky Gervais collaborator David Earl), a sad-sack hermit living in the remote Welsh countryside who has begun staving off loneliness by conceiving bizarre contraptions in his garage. The only problem is that Brian’s inventions are profoundly stupid and hardly ever work.

That is, until Charles (co-writer Chris Hayward) comes along. Brian decides to fabricate a robot companion using an old washing machine, oversized clothes, a gardening glove and a mildly unsettling dummy head. We’ve learned by now not to ever trust that Brian’s concoctions will work. But it turns out that Charles is the exception. He materializes into a posh-sounding, exceptionally cheeky creature not long after Brian flicks the “on” switch. For the full review CLICK HERE

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Directed by: 
Jim Archer
Running Time: 
79 min
Year: 
2022
Language: 
English
Starring: 
David Earl, Chris Hayward, Louise Brealey
Screenplay by: 
David Earl, Chris Hayward
Rated: 
PG

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