A successful, hard-living independent British filmmaker faces hard challenges in sobering up. With the help of his best friend and his new girlfriend, he attempts to get his life back together. But then he must deal with some devastating news.
But Peter Howitt (Sliding Doors, Johnny English), who writes, directs and plays film-maker Noah Arkwright, has skimmed the book's surface for geezery chat, leaving behind its hyper-observed and vast appetite for life. He cuts between Arkwright at acid bile rock-bottom going into rehab and, a decade or so later, after he is diagnosed with bladder cancer. We can spot the hell-raising younger Arkwright by the raccoon-streaks in his hair