The Search for John Gissing (2001)
Average Rating: 7.4/10
Reviews Counted: 8
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 1
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Release Date: Nov 11, 2001 Wide
Average Rating: 3.8/5
User Ratings: 894
Alan Rickman and Janeane Garofalo headline writer/director Mike Binder's comedy about an American businessman who is summoned to London under the auspice of overseeing an impending business merger, only to discover that he is actually being groomed to replace his British counterpart - who unfortunately has no intentions of giving up his job. Matthew Barnes (Binder) and his wife (Garofalo) thought they were going to London for a brief business trip, little did they realize Matthew's employer had
Nov 11, 2001 Wide
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A serviceable comedy; uneven, but offers laughs throughout and doesn't make any serious mistakes
In the midst of all this running around Binder finds a lulling tone, thanks mainly to the quality of the performances.
It's Rickman who runs away with the whole film by running the gamut from teflon smoothie to desperate madman.
It's loaded with witty dialogue, and the use of jump cuts gives the movie a distinctive look and a harried, discombobulated pace that absolutely suits the material.
Warring tactics in and out of a London boardroom suggest a Molière farce with the characters and plot to carry it off.
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