Peter's Friends 1992

Peter's Friends

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After inheriting a large country estate from his late father, Peter (Stephen Fry) invites his friends from college: married couple Roger (Hugh Laurie) and Mary (Imelda Staunton), the lonely Maggie (Emma Thompson), fashionable Sarah (Alphonsia Emmanuel) and writer Andrew (Kenneth Branagh), who brings his American TV star wife, Carol (Rita Rudner). Sarah's new boyfriend, Brian (Tony Slattery), also attends. It has been 10 years since college, and they find their lives are very different.

Cast

Richard Briers
as Peter's Father
Edward Jewesbury
as Peter's Solicitor
Hetta Charnley
as Woman at Airport
Annie Davies
as Brenda, the Babysitter
Chris Pickles
as Chauffer
Nicola Wright
as Brian's Wife
Nicki Wright
as Miranda, Brian's Wife
Bill Parfitt
as Ben (age 1)
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Critic Reviews for Peter's Friends

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (24) | Rotten (11)

  • The clever, facile Peter's Friends doesn't bear much scrutiny, and its attempts at pathos are more opportunistic than earned. Still, Branagh knows how to put on a lively show.

    May 25, 2018 | Full Review…

    David Ansen

    Newsweek
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  • Many of the lines and the shadings brought to them by these expert performers are good for some laughs, and pic has plenty of energy, but it can't be taken as seriously as it wants to be.

    March 26, 2009

    Todd McCarthy

    Variety
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  • Most will guess the pay-off, but it's an amiable enterprise.

    February 9, 2006 | Full Review…

    Derek Adams

    Time Out
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  • Although it addresses AIDS more directly than many films have, it remains a lightweight entertainment, enjoyable mostly for the fun of hearing arch, skillful actors deliver droll remarks.

    May 20, 2003
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    January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Mostly a hodgepodge of stale show-biz stereotypes mixed with the brand of schmaltzy emotionalism that can be bought off the rack of any store on Rodeo Drive.

    January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Peter's Friends

  • Sep 25, 2008
    I've been meaning to watch this film ever since reading its review on a Microsoft Cinemania '95 CD... it's very much a product of its time with the 80s soundtrack reminding me of discos from the early 90s. A bunch of thespians playing thespians; there's not much to describe with giving the plot away - worthwhile if you're a fan of Branagh & Thompson or Fry & Laurie.
    Ross C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 14, 2007
    Interesting relationships between old friends.
    Candy R Super Reviewer
  • Mar 07, 2007
    I do not have the linguistic faculties to express how much I hate this film. Luvvy infested unfunny, pretentious crap.
    xGary X Super Reviewer

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