The Search for John Gissing (2001)
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as Matthew Barnes
as Linda Barnes
as John Gissing
as Sister Mary
as Gwyneth Moore
as Francois Fuller
as Giles Hanagan
as Carl Gissing
as Johanna Freilduct
as Hotel Clerk
as Gissing's Assistant
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Critic Reviews for The Search for John Gissing
A refreshing antidote to gross-out comedies, this is a very funny film, sometimes uproariously so, but it's also low-key and measured.
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.
Audience Reviews for The Search for John Gissing
I enjoyed this film. It was carried almost entirely by Alan Rickman's impressive acting skills. The rest of the cast just seemed to get in the way. The film had a good idea though and some parts were funny. I did get a sort of In the Loop or The Office UK or The Devil Wears Prada vibe which I liked. And I got to see a bit of London. Still, much of it was just off, the actors and actresses tried but they just came off as if they'd stepped out of a half-baked romantic comedy. As I said, only Rickman's expressive eyebrows and facial expressions made this film worthwhile - but his efforts were enough to make me wish this film had wider release.
"until you look in the dictionary and look up the word 'Fine' it means were fucked, ok fucked" Hehe Alan Rickman ! I couldnt wait to get this, i imported it from america and even though it cost me loads it was so worth it! It was funny, interesting and alan rickman looked so gorgeous! The story was interesting and funny and really good probably better than what i thought ! It was about mike binder coming from chicago to replace john gissing but becuase john gissing finds out he messes about with him before they finally decide to join each other and fuck with the company! A really good movie written from mike binder and really fun to watch! Worth a watch! especially alan rickman gorgeously brilliant! Alan Rickman at the end of the movie was fantastic at tap dancing, probably the most funniest and cutest thing to watch in my life!
Like Alan Rickman, did NOT like this movie. Unsurprisingly Gissing's character was the only reasonably decent one, the others were pap, especially including the faar too attractive 'nun' (yes, yes, she was a plant, but the point still holds). No, utterly predictable misdirectional schtick. Can it, file it, bag it, it is dead.
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