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Published March 8th 2017
A Few Less Men and a few questions to ask at this Q&A Sesh
A Few Less Men, the sequel to A Few Best Men and from the same vein of talent as Death At A Funeral, will either leave you cringing or cackling with laughter, depending on your penchant for blokes-humour.

The film starts right where A Few Best Men left us with the groom David, played by Xavier Samuels, and his three groomsmen Graham (Kevin Bishop), Tom (Kris Marshall) and Luke (James Helm, replacing Tim Draxl), still in the Australian Blue Mountains following David's wedding. The story of the first film is briefly recapped through a clever animated opening credit sequence before we find David, Tom and Graham desperately searching for their missing friend Luke, who they believe has fallen off a cliff.

To everyone's surprise and relief Luke's ok. That is, before he is subsequently squashed by a huge boulder. Oops. Fast forward to the morgue, where the first of many, many 'boner' jokes are made, as the three friends try desperately to give their friend a bit of dignity in death.

The boys are then given the difficult task of transporting Luke's body back to England and back to his aunty and psychotic cousin Henry (Ryan Corr.) This marks the start of their Australian ordeal, as their plane crashes and they must somehow get the body to Perth and onto London.

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The boys with Mungus (Shane Jacobsen) and a giant, gold, penis (Image: Sydney Morning Herald.)

Filmed largely in the Western Australian desert (look out for your friends in the rave scene) the film is a myriad of sequential disasters from the start to the very end, penis jokes, comedic timing and downright inappropriate dialogue. Shane Jacobsen's 'Mungus' and his 'mother' are one of the film's highlights in a Psycho-esque scene that is both hilarious and cringe-worthy, while Graham's rendezvous with the short-tempered Maureen is just about every man's worst nightmare.

A Few Best Men and Death At A Funeral writer Dean Craig has continued his work with A Few Less Men, while director Mark Lamprell takes over the duties from Stephan Elliot for the sequel (I thought the sequel was a little less Welcome to Woop Woop.)

Rated MA 15 for good reason, A Few Less Men is funny yet crude, and while it's certainly not everyone's idea of humour, given the subject matter, it's a great escape from reality without too much required brainpower to enjoy.

Event Cinemas Innaloo will be holding an exclusive Q&A Session with director Mark Lamprell, producer Tania Chambers and actor James Helm (yep, the dead guy) on Thursday, 9th March 2017, starting at 6:30pm. This marks the opening night of the film in Perth, which will be shown before the Q&A session. To purchase tickets, click here.
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Why? A sequel that will make you cry with laughter or cringe.
When: From Thursday, 9th March
Where: Cinemas all over Australia, with a Q&A Session held at Event Cinemas Innaloo
Cost: Check cinema
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