The Leading Man (1998)

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This romantic comedy follows cast and crew of Felix Webb's play The Hit Man. Director Humphrey hires Felix's extramarital lover Hilary. Hilary wants Felix to dump his wife Elena, and things heat up when young stud Robin offers to seduce Elena so that Felix can have grounds to dump her.

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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (7)

Maybe I'm just a sucker for backstage stories about theater people as well as for Thandie Newton, but this English picture kept me absorbed, happy, and occasionally amused despite its dubious details.

Apr 17, 2018 | Full Review…

On the evidence of this and "Moonlight and Valentino," Bon Jovi could have a screen future if he continues to make the right choices.

Mar 26, 2009 | Full Review…
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This is watchable, but old hat.

Feb 9, 2006 | Full Review…
Time Out
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A handsome, polished effort, "The Leading Man" is a sly, traditional-style delight.

Feb 14, 2001 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, the delicate chemistry of success eludes "The Leading Man," which is watchable without being gripping.

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Begins as a backstage story about the London theater world, and then a little Hitchcockian intrigue edges into the frame.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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