Acts of Godfrey (2012)

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As a group assembles for a two-day sales course called ' Win Only Win,' Godfrey sets the tone by informing us that we have no control over our lives and are merely his pawns. We are introduced to the hapless alarm salesman Vic Timms, whom Godfrey announces he will pair up with the gorgeous and predatory estate agent Mary MacDalen. As night falls and drink is consumed, Godfrey makes Mary strike a wager that she can seduce Vic and the young boy-band manager Jamie. The conference progresses, a web of connections between all the delegates is revealed and past actions crowd in on an increasingly suspenseful present. The next day howver, brings a truly terrible surprise, a moment of unalloyed joy and a final twist that is literally devilish...
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama
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Cast

Simon Callow
as Godfrey
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Critic Reviews for Acts of Godfrey

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

A strained exercise in dramaturgical gimmickry that would be trying even as fringe theater.

Full Review… | February 9, 2012
Variety
Top Critic

The results are slight but old-fashioned fun, Think less TS Eliot, more 'Carry On'.

Full Review… | January 24, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

The dialogue is in rhyming couplets, an initially amusing device that rapidly becomes tiresome as the listener comes to anticipate the end of the next line, "vicars" inevitably being followed three seconds later by "knickers".

Full Review… | January 29, 2012
Observer (UK)

It chose the wrong form, and we're hiding a yawn.

Full Review… | January 27, 2012
Little White Lies

Whoever first believed this film was a good idea must, I'm afraid, be severely spoken to - preferably not in verse.

Full Review… | January 27, 2012
London Evening Standard

Things only properly kick off in a frantic farce-like finale; by then the laboriousness of the plotting has taken its toll.

Full Review… | January 26, 2012
Guardian

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