Brakes. Image shows from L to R: Livy (Julia Davis), Alan (Peter Wight), Layla (Mercedes Grower), Daniel (Noel Fielding), Elliott (Julian Barratt).

Brakes

2017 British comedy film about relationships. Stars Mercedes Grower, Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt, Oliver Maltman, Julia Davis and others.

Press Clippings

Breaks review

I wanted to like this and it did start off fairly well but it quickly became tediously serious and shouty and I struggled to stick with it.

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 17th February 2019

Brakes review - inconsistent improv comedy

An impressive array of comic talent just about saves this multi-stranded story of London relationships.

Wendy Ide, The Guardian, 26th November 2017

Film review: Brakes

Brakes might be set in London but it's much more like Jim Jarmusch's Stranger Than Paradise than Truly, Madly Deeply.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 24th November 2017

Brakes review

Brakes is full of so many bad ingredients, it deserves its own UN weapons inspection to be seen fit for humanity.

Chris Aitken, Short Com, 23rd November 2017

Brakes review

It's an episodic piece (with a stellar cast) that cuts between nine couples breaking up with resignation or despair, angrily or comically. There's some unbearably honest writing, but also some rather less accomplished scenes that have the feel of improvised material.

Veronica Lee, The Arts Desk, 21st November 2017