Griffiths is everything in this film and basically preserves what otherwise might be a caricature, though the gay panic is nicely folded into the perceptions and reality of Withnail and I’s relationship. I have friends still living in share houses worse than I endured for whom this will always mean a great deal more. It has been a source of shaggy enjoyment over the years, always a bit alien to me 3.5
Grant plays a good drunk, problem is, theres really no redeeming aspects to his character. Withnail is just a fucking prick who I personally did not enjoy watching. I guess I fall into the minority here and was not blown away, but I did enjoy the other characters like Uncle Monty and Danny. Too bad the film chose to focus on a narcissistic loser. 3 stars, mainly for solid supporting cast.