The Revengers' Comedies (Sweet Revenge) (2000)

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Telecast on American cable television as Sweet Revenge, this wickedly black comedy was produced for British TV under the title The Revengers' Comedies, which was also the name of the Alan Ayckbourn play collection upon which it was based. Late one night on London Bridge, two potential suicides meet. Henry Bell (Sam Neill) is a midlevel executive who has been unfairly fired by his office rival; Karen Knightly (Helena Bonham Carter) is a nutty heiress whose boyfriend has jilted her in favor of a bitchy American beauty. Forsaking their plans to kill themselves, Henry and Karen go the Strangers on a Train route by agreeing to "swap" revenges: Karen will dispose of Henry's enemy, Bruce Tick (Steve Coogan), while Henry will destroy Karen's bête noire, Imogen Saxton-Billing (Kristin Scott Thomas). A U.S./U.K./French co-production, Sweet Revenge made its official debut over America's Showtime network on September 24, 2000. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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PG-13
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Comedy
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Cast

Sam Neill
as Henry Bell
Helena Bonham Carter
as Karen Knightly
Kristin Scott Thomas
as Imogen Saxton-Billing
Rupert Graves
as Oliver Knightly
Martin Clunes
as Anthony Saxton-Billing
Steve Coogan
as Bruce Tick
John Wood
as Col. Marcus
Liz Smith
as Winnie
Anita Dobson
as Daphne Teal
Adrian Scarborough
as Percy Cutting
Sandra Reinton
as Hilary Tick
Zoe Hilson
as Lydia
Jamie O'Brien
as Damien Tick
Francois Domange
as Wine Waiter
Dicken Ashworth
as Lorry Driver
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Critic Reviews for The Revengers' Comedies (Sweet Revenge)

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November 4, 2001
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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Audience Reviews for The Revengers' Comedies (Sweet Revenge)

Wacky, dark comedy with an incredible cast.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

½

This movie just wanders all over the place without really going anywhere. The humor jumps back and forth between absurd (slightly surreal) scenes, quirky characters, and droll comedy-of-manners scenarios, and combining them all somehow made them less funny. Just an *odd* movie that I couldn't get into on any level.

Hannah Megill
Hannah Megill
½

omg i finally saw this it was amazing it was really funny helena bonham carter did excellent in the movie i luved it so so os much she was so evill and so sexy omg!

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