“Bunny and the Bull”, directed by Pual King, is the story of Stephen Turnball’s (Edward Hogg) loss of both a lover and a best friend and how he copes (or lack of coping) with such loss. It’s a surreal type of movie, combining different mediums of sets and filming techniques. The audience is introduced to Stephen and his horder-esque habits. He hasn’t left his flat in months. Due to an infestation, he faces the terrifying reality of leaving his flat for the first time. However, before Stephen embarks on any journey, he takes a trip into his subconscious and recalls a time when him and Bunny (Simon Farnaby) placed a good bet and went on e Euro-trip. On their trip they meet Melanie (Madeleine Worrall), whom Stephen develops strong feelings for. Throughout the flashback of their Euro-trip, Bunny visits Stephen’s flat and combs through all of his belongings which are stacked, dated, and squeezed in every inch of his apartment. As the two go through the belongings, the audience begins to understand why Stephen has yet to leave his flat, as well as his emotional attachment to Bunny and Melanie. By the end of the flashback journey, we understand how Bunny’s life was taken while on their trip and many adventures and also that Bunny’s current presence of Bunny is really a projection.
I’m not doing this movie nearly as much justice as it deserves. It’s a comedy, has a small romance that doesn’t overpower the story, great visual effects, and as a whole is a very interesting approach to storytelling. Basically, if you liked Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Science of SLeep and Fight Club; go watch Bunny and the Bull.