Chris Morris satire The Day Shall Come was last night's Cineworld Unlimited screening, and the responses are in.
The genius behind The Day Today, Brass Eye, Jam and jihadi black comedy Four Lions returns with another provocative offering. Screen newcomer Marchant Davis excels as Miami preacher Moses, who is duped by the FBI under the belief they will save his family from eviction.
In reality, America's homeland security forces are keen to generate results in a post-9/11 world, and have discovered it's easier to manufacture a terrorist than it is to capture a real one...
So what did Unlimited members make of it? Corey Bulloch says the movie is hilarious, but also offers a sobering and important message for our age.
Just got out of #TheDayShallCome Cineworld unlimited screening.— Corey Bulloch (@CoreyBulloch) October 7, 2019
A dark comic tragedy which writer-director Chris Morris handles beautifully. An important must-see film for our day and age. https://t.co/jEhQMg0Lg1
Grumpy Kev says Morris hasn't lost his touch in the nine years since Four Lions shocked the world.
#TheDayShallCome was a scathing black comedy that hits with a gut punch.— Grumpy Kev (@KJCrighton) October 7, 2019
The cast are great and Chris Morris wrings out every moment of humour he can from the story as it gets almost absurd moment by moment.
I loved it.@cineworld #UnlimitedScreening#cineworldunlimited
Will Driver reserves praise for Anna Kendrick who plays manipulative FBI agent Kendra.
Film 94: @cineworld #unlimitedscreening of #thedayshallcome. Absolutely briiant and biting satire from Chris Morris, definitely cannot recommend highly enough, and fantastic casting. Possibly one of my favourite @AnnaKendrick47 performances— Will Driver (@WillDriver93) October 7, 2019
Kirsten Dixon compliments the film's humour while also praising its fact-based screenplay – yes, astonishingly, The Day Shall Come is based on numerous real-life accounts.
Melly says Marchant Davis is superb in the central role of Moses.
#TheDayShallCome is brilliant - the hilarious, irreverent satire of my dreams. Marchánt Davis is perfect as Moses - one of the best protagonists of 2019.— M E L L Y (@mellymovies) October 7, 2019
William, however, says the movie (ironically) has a problem with plausibility.
There are elements of comedy in #TheDayShallCome, I did laugh, but the characters were just a bit too outlandish at times to make the film really flow like it should. It does remind you though that not everything you might read or see is true. Film 88 out of #100FilmsIn2019.— William Kennedy (@willk_london) October 7, 2019
And Jared confesses to feeling disappointed by the film.
Saw #thedayshallcome tonight. Can't quite put my finger on it, but was a little underwhelmed by it. It had all the right ingredients, but for whatever reason it didn't come together correctly. Felt a little underbaked.— Jared Evans (@jarede) October 7, 2019
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