13 September 2000 | blacklotus-2
Censored in Singapore :-(
Well, as a fan of British movies and comedies, (Trainspotting, Full Monty, Mind Your Language, Blackadder series, etc you get the point), I was happy to catch another British movie, especially one starring most of my fav actors and actresses, (Hugh Laurie and Rowan from Blackadder, Dawn French, Joanna Lumley and Joely Richardson,) I was more than willing to fork out the money to support another British movie.
Too bad the dialogue must have been considered too risque for Singaporean tastes and various parts of it were snipped, including the opening scene. The humping seemed to be intact though. Figures.
I expected risque and witty dialogue from British productions, being brought up on British comedies. I never get enough of risque humor. Benny Hill anyone? ;-) ;-)
Word of advice: avoid the movie in Singapore and get the DVD. I know I will. Come on guys, give Joely Richardson a chance. I think her acting was convincing, and Rowan playing the desensitized gynaecologist is a hoot, though a tad limited due to being just a cameo appearance. Hugh Laurie definitely steals the show, but more could be made of Joanna. Again, being a cameo, her role is very limited. Maybe there will be a director's cut that will be longer, 2hours or more hopefully.
I watched this movie after What Lies Beneath starring Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfieffer, so I got a bit more kick from this movie, which is also about Marriage and couples.