After losing his job, Gregor needs to find “a very fit girlfriend and £70K a year”.
Meet Gregor: zoned out at work, watching the minutes tick by as he waits for his ritualistic 10:30 masturbation session in his office’s bathroom. Unsurprisingly, 10 minutes into the film, Gregor finds himself fired. He’s free now, but a plan still needs to be put in place for the rest of his life: “All I need is a very fit girlfriend and £70K a year and I’ll be fine”.
As Gregor stumbles around in a haze of possibilities, the planets align to introduce him to a series of bizarre characters who may just make his wishes come true. First there’s Terry, a deeply weird ex-celebrity fixer (expertly played by Matt King), who may – or may not – have boatloads of cash to start up a new business. Then there’s Amber, a nymphomaniac black rights activist with a millionaire dad. But can Gregor see what’s happening and seize the day?
Laugh-out-loud funny, absurd and quite thoughtful for a film that bills itself as “a black comedy where no lessons are learned”, ‘Gregor’ is a great film of disillusionment, hopes and dreams – and how they may be found in the most unlikely of places.