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FILM REVIEW | Benjamin | THEGAYUK
★★★★ | Benjamin Comedian Simon Amstell has directed and written his first film - it's called Benjamin. He actually also could've called it Simon. Benjamin follows the life of filmmaker Benjamin (played by the charming Colin Morgan). He is a frustrated, self-doubting filmmaker, and is not very optimistic about his latest film - 'no self.' He is also not very optimistic about his love life - an ex is very angry at him for writing negatively about him in a film. Benjamin's best friend is comedian Stephen (Joel Fry), who after ten years on the stand-up scene is almost ready to throw in the towel. But one day Benjamin's publicist/friend Billie (Jessica Raine) takes him to a chair opening party (yes, that is what it is called) where Benjamin meets the adorable French Noah (Phénix Brossard). Noah is younger than Benjamin but over time their relationship blossoms. But as Benjamin's insecurities about relationships, and life, get worse, will he be able to confidently promote his new film w