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Moulin Rouge! [2001 film] (2001) — Actor — 798 copies
Black Hawk Down [2001 film] (2001) — Actor — 542 copies
Beauty and the Beast [2017 film] (2017) — Actor — 536 copies
Big Fish [2003 film] (2003) — Actor — 533 copies
Robots [2005 film] (2005) — Voice — 513 copies
Angels & Demons [2009 film] (2009) — Actor — 405 copies
Emma [1996 film] (1996) — Actor — 349 copies
The Island [2005 film] (1930) — Actor — 273 copies
Trainspotting [1996 film] (1996) 270 copies
Miss Potter [2006 film] (2006) — Actor — 223 copies
Down with Love [2003 film] (2003) 198 copies
Christopher Robin [2018 film] (2018) — Actor — 192 copies
The Men Who Stare at Goats [2009 film] (2009) — Actor — 169 copies
Jack the Giant Slayer [2013 film] (2013) — Actor — 160 copies
Doctor Sleep [2019 film] (2019) — Actor — 122 copies
The Ghost Writer [2010 film] (2010) 114 copies
Valiant [2005 film] (2005) — Actor — 110 copies
Amelia [2009 film] (2009) — Actor — 94 copies
Stormbreaker [2006 film] (2006) — Actor — 92 copies
Moulin Rouge!: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2001) — Vocalist — 80 copies
Haywire [2011 film] (2011) — Actor — 71 copies
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen [2011 film] (2012) — Actor — 70 copies
Shallow Grave [1994 film] (1994) — Actor — 67 copies
The Impossible [2012 film] (2012) 64 copies
Velvet Goldmine [1998 film] (1998) 64 copies
Beginners [2010 film] (2014) — Actor — 63 copies
The Pillow Book [1996 film] (1998) 58 copies
Brassed Off! [1996 film] (1996) 54 copies
Eye of the Beholder [1999 film] (2000) — Actor — 54 copies
T2 Trainspotting [2017 film] (2014) — Actor — 53 copies
I Love You Phillip Morris [2009 film] (2003) — Actor — 49 copies
Mortdecai [2015 film] (2015) — Actor — 48 copies
Cassandra's Dream [2007 film] (2008) — Actor — 44 copies
Little Voice [1998 film] (1999) 44 copies
Deception [2008 film] (2008) — Actor — 33 copies
Stay [2005 film] (2006) — Actor — 25 copies
Young Adam [2003 film] (2004) 23 copies
The Serpent's Kiss [1997 film] (2001) — Actor — 20 copies
Fargo: The Complete Third Season (2017) — Actor — 20 copies
Rogue Trader [1999 film] (1987) 20 copies
Our Kind of Traitor [2016 film] (2016) — Actor — 16 copies
Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio [2022 film] (2022) — Actor — 15 copies
Perfect Sense [2011 film] (2011) — Actor — 14 copies
Miles Ahead [2015 film] (2016) — Actor — 14 copies
Nightwatch [1997 film] (1997) — Actor — 13 copies
Last Days in the Desert [2015 film] (2016) — Actor — 12 copies
Nora [2000 film] (2012) — Actor — 10 copies
Incendiary [2008 film] — Actor — 10 copies
Trainspotting #2 (sound recording) (1997) — Contributor — 8 copies
Obi-Wan Kenobi [2022 TV miniseries] (2022) — Actor — 7 copies
Son of a Gun [2014 film] (2014) — Actor — 7 copies
Lipstick on Your Collar [1993 TV Mini-series] (1993) — Actor — 4 copies
Zoe 2 copies
Hebrides: Islands on the Edge — Narrator — 1 copy
The Battle of Britain [2010 TV movie] — Narrator — 1 copy

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Dark side of "friendly company" trip is here. Bright side too, but not very bright. All of it was in the TV series, but not with such moody contrast. Hm, best and positive travel reports that I've read (not many by all means) was done solo. Makes me think.
 
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WorkLastDay | 19 other reviews | Dec 17, 2023 |
Unfortunately too many years have passed since I watched the Long Way Round docuseries to say whether or not this book offered anything new. I will say I probably enjoyed the docuseries more as the distinctions between Ewan and Charley’s personalities are more apparent on television and obviously there’s the visual component. That said though, this book is still worth reading if you enjoy either actor or crave a vicarious road trip.

The book switches back and forth from Ewan and Charley’s points of view, indicating who is speaking at the start of each segment. I have no doubt that these accounts of the trip came from Ewan and Charley, it’s just that the editor or whoever went through and polished things up polished them so thoroughly that Ewan and Charley’s “voices” as well as the few snippets of dialogue often sounded too similar. While Ewan and Charley share similarities like choice of profession, love of motorcycles, etc, I do think they are probably more distinguishable from one another than it tended to feel here.

Like I mentioned it’s been a long time since I watched the television series of this trip, so I also don’t recall whether Ewan and Charley’s whining felt as prominent on TV as it does in this book. During their most recent docuseries trip, maybe because they’re older, they seemed more laid back about things than they do here. There really is a tremendous amount of complaining here for two people who are being paid to go on dream vacation. Sometimes I was like, well, we’re all occasionally guilty of whining about things that aren’t really worth whining over, it’s human, and good for them that they’re willing to include that flawed side of themselves here rather than presenting as perfect, but other times it just really got on my nerves since like I said, they were being paid to go on a dream vacation.

The content of the trip itself, the countries they visit that aren’t places often visited or documented, issues with the bikes, the moments where they reluctantly place their trust in strangers, it’s all interesting stuff, but I think it could have been that much better, had the book gone with slightly different formatting. As is too often the case with many books, there are photo sections rather than interspersing them throughout the book where they could have actually lined up with the timeline of the trip. It also seemed that the appendix in the back thoroughly detailing dates and destinations was so wasted there when I would have appreciated such specific details throughout the book where the sense of time in relation to place was often more vague than I would have preferred.
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SJGirl | 19 other reviews | Feb 1, 2021 |
I am fine with the fact that I will never ride a motorcycle around the world. Therefore, I'm grateful for this book since I was able to ride along through their adventures. And it certainly was a fun ride.
 
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CherieKephart | 19 other reviews | Aug 3, 2017 |
Nice easy read about places most of which I've not been to. It makes me want to hop on a bike and go....
 
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untraveller | 10 other reviews | Mar 10, 2013 |

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