Absolutely Anything is a 2015 British science fiction comedy film directed by Terry Jones, and written by Jones and Gavin Scott. The film stars Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Rob Riggle, Eddie Izzard and Joanna Lumley, with the voices of Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Eric Idle and Robin Williams in his final film role. It was the first film to feature all living Monty Python members since 1983’s Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life. Principal photography and production began on 24 March 2014, and ended on 12 May 2014. The film was released in the United Kingdom on 14 August 2015 by Lionsgate UK. The film grossed $3.8 million worldwide.
Decades after being launched into space, a space probe containing information about the human race and a map to earth is found by four aliens that make up the ‘Galactic council’. They debate on whether to destroy the earth or make humanity a member of the council, instead relying on ‘Standard galactic protocol’ to decide. They will give one Human (Chosen at random) the ability to do absolutely anything they want. After ten days, if the powers have been used for good, the Aliens will spare earth and make humanity a member of the council. If the powers are used for evil, the earth will be destroyed for the moral improvement for the galaxy.
The human is chosen and revealed to be Neil Clarke (Simon Pegg) a secondary school teacher who is both struggling with his jobsworth headmaster, Mr Robinson (Eddie Izzard) and with his lack of a girlfriend, although he has a crush on author agency employee, Catherine West (Kate Beckinsale), who lives underneath him in the apartment block. At first, oblivious to the powers he has, Neil accidentally causes an alien spaceship to destroy a classroom within the school, killing the entire class in the process. The galactic council scolds the alien that blew up the classroom, who responds by saying that out of the millions of species the council has evaluated, none have ever passed and have all been destroyed.
Perplexed and anxious, Neil goes home and slowly realises he can do anything after causing his dog, Dennis’ waste to clean itself up, and causing spilt whisky to flow out of the drain and back into the bottle. He asks that “everyone who died come back to life” and unknowingly causes everyone who has ever died ever to be resurrected, resulting in a zombie apocalypse, he reverses this and asks that the explosion never happened, sending himself back in time to the previous day. He then confirms his suspicions by causing the PE teacher Miss Pringle (Emma Pierson) to worship his friend, Ray (Sanjeev Bhaskar) whereas before, she was repulsed by him.
Over the coming days, Neil uses his power for personal gain by giving himself a more muscular body, increasing his penis size, making Mr Robinson be nice to him and giving Dennis the ability to speak (Voice of Robin Williams). One night, The galactic power the aliens possess fails momentarily, meaning Neil cannot do anything, this happens just as Neil asks that Catherine be madly in love with him, and coincidently a drunk Catherine knocks at his door at that moment, after being encouraged to sleep with Neil by a friend. They spend the night together as a result and are seen by Colonel Grant (Rob Riggle), an American military soldier who has been stalking Catherine
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