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The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
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I know its natural accent but after becoming a huge fan of 'House' it's very strange seeing and hearing Hugh like this. The same is true of Joely, really English but American in hit show Nip/Tuck... just weird!
it was an ok film but I thought it could have been better, I own it on DVD, Rowan Atkinson, Dawn French, Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson starred in it, it was a great movie, it was directed by Ben Elton
It's one of those movies that half-way through, you forget what it's about but you don't really care, because you just enjoy watching the cast. It has Hugh Laurie doing Hugh Laurie things like singing, playing the piano, riding motorcycles and delivering lines with dead-pan brilliance. The rest of the brilliant cast includes: Adrian Lester (Hu$tle) Joely Richardson and Julian McMahon (before they did Nip/Tuck) Dawn French (The Vicar of Dibley) and Joanna Lumley (AB-FAB), and cameos from Rowan Atikinson and Emma Thompson.
Okay so Hugh's character shouldn't have written the script about what was happening to him and his wife but the man needed to do something before he went insane. And some of the best scripts for movies are based off the writers real life. It is a funny British comedy that also has moments where you many need a tissue.
So much genuine talent wasted in this blah rather mean spirited purported comedy which has nary a laugh within. Watch only if you want to see many fine performers employed in a project beneath any of their talents.
Solid little comedy that works better when it's doing light raunchy comedy, but it struggles when trying to be more dramatic. Laurie is great in the funny scenes but the end of the movie doesn't suit him.