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A Long Way Down is based on Nick Hornby’s novel about four seemingly disparate strangers, who form a bond when they meet on the roof of a notorious suicide spot intending to take their lives.

There’s Maureen (Toni Collette), a sweet-natured mother with a severely disabled son, disgraced television presenter Martin Sharp (Pierce Brosnan), American musician JJ (Aaron Paul) whose band has split up and his girlfriend dumped him; and Jess (Imogen Poots), a teenage livewire haunted by the disappearance of her older sister.

A Long Way Down

A Long Way Down

Rather than kill themselves on New Year’s Eve when they first meet, the quartet makes a pact to live for another six weeks until Valentine’s Day. Their plans are thwarted when newspapers get wind of the pact and make Jess, who is the daughter of an MP, and Martin front page news.