A hilarious black comedy and already something of a cult favorite, WITHNAIL & I opens in a cluttered, refuse-ridden flat in North London. This confused mess is home for two out-of-work actors: gaunt, sarcastic, vaguely aristocratic, and dissipated Withnail (Richard E. Grant); and
handsome, bespectacled Marwood (Paul McGann), whose journal notations, heard in voice-over, serve as the film's narration. It is 1969, and the pair visit Withnail's wealthy eccentric uncle Monty (Richard Griffiths) in hopes of getting the use of his country cottage for a weekend away to
"rejuvenate." Uncle is agreeable, and the two drive off to the cottage only to find it a rustic version ...