1st Night Reviews

  • Apr 08, 2016

    Sorry guys. This a wonderful quirky British comedy. If you don't like it, stay away from British films. You're missing a lot.

    Sorry guys. This a wonderful quirky British comedy. If you don't like it, stay away from British films. You're missing a lot.

  • Feb 05, 2015

    This movie was full of crazy characters and was entertaining for a watch.

    This movie was full of crazy characters and was entertaining for a watch.

  • Jul 05, 2013

    Highly enjoyable romantic romp that kicks off when the cast of a Mozart opera begin to sexually liaise with one another (as they always do). Fabulous performances from opera singers who are surprisingly competent at acting. Richard E. Grant is monstrously funny.

    Highly enjoyable romantic romp that kicks off when the cast of a Mozart opera begin to sexually liaise with one another (as they always do). Fabulous performances from opera singers who are surprisingly competent at acting. Richard E. Grant is monstrously funny.

  • Aug 09, 2012

    Sarah Brightman. Enough said.

    Sarah Brightman. Enough said.

  • Oct 10, 2011

    This one has all the ingredients for a stinker. That theatrical backdrop luvvie directors take terribly seriously, darling; a debut lead role for Sarah Brightman, bringing to the screen all those years of thespian experience she gained in Hot Gossip; and the presence of Richard E. Grant, patron saint of rubbish British cinema ever since his agent received the cheque for "Spiceworld" way back when. The result is actually so bad it's, well... kind of enjoyable... Menaul at least respects the music - it's two hours long, because we get the same arias belted out over and over again - even if it's no surprise that the show, after some kerfuffle, does eventually go on. Daft and dotty in the manner of many theatre people, yet equally hard to dislike, go on it does, proceeding with the credulousness of the estate's gardener ("Amazing, these opera people - they feel so deeply") through another coy post-"Mamma Mia!" strand of sexual realisation, and scenes of Grant singing opera and engaging Brightman in sex talk: "Have you ever f**ked someone who's fat?"

    This one has all the ingredients for a stinker. That theatrical backdrop luvvie directors take terribly seriously, darling; a debut lead role for Sarah Brightman, bringing to the screen all those years of thespian experience she gained in Hot Gossip; and the presence of Richard E. Grant, patron saint of rubbish British cinema ever since his agent received the cheque for "Spiceworld" way back when. The result is actually so bad it's, well... kind of enjoyable... Menaul at least respects the music - it's two hours long, because we get the same arias belted out over and over again - even if it's no surprise that the show, after some kerfuffle, does eventually go on. Daft and dotty in the manner of many theatre people, yet equally hard to dislike, go on it does, proceeding with the credulousness of the estate's gardener ("Amazing, these opera people - they feel so deeply") through another coy post-"Mamma Mia!" strand of sexual realisation, and scenes of Grant singing opera and engaging Brightman in sex talk: "Have you ever f**ked someone who's fat?"