Run For Your Wife (2013)

Run For Your Wife (2013)




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John Smith is a taxi driver and the happiest man in the world. He loves his job, he loves his wife and he loves South London where they live and he also loves North London where he lives with his other wife. And his wives love him because he's the sweetest, most lovable, most cheerful husband in the world. Perfect! Until one day he does something heroic by saving an old bag lady from two young muggers. John's ideal existence is immediately threatened by the press, the police and his best friend Gary, who, in attempting to help John cover up his marital deception, only achieves further mayhem.
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Critic Reviews for Run For Your Wife

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (1)

Run for the exit.

Full Review… | February 13, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

It's hard to believe that the play could have warranted a 9-year theatrical run in 1983. I guess the past really is a foreign country. One populated exclusively by toddlers.

Full Review… | February 19, 2013
Ultra Culture

Classic farces of the Feydeau, Aldwych and Whitehall kind have rarely worked in the cinema, and this widely performed stage play by Ray Cooney is no exception.

Full Review… | February 17, 2013
Observer (UK)

Truly dire. An offensive, witless farrago... The film's social attitudes - to homosexuality, women, marriage - appear to have been preserved in mothballs since the 1970s. Given air now, they give off an offensive odour.

Full Review… | February 15, 2013
Movie Talk

British farces work on stage, but usually feel agonisingly stupid on screen. And this is a worst-case scenario, as playwright Cooney adapts his classic 1983 farce without even the slightest adjustment for the cinema.

Full Review… | February 14, 2013

Unfortunately, there's no irony or retro self-awareness about this adaptation, which is played as if the last 30 years simply haven't happened.

Full Review… | February 14, 2013
Radio Times

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