3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
It is truly terrifying how bad this book is.
I purchased it on the basis of what I read on the dust-cover which portrayed it as being a mildly amusing tale of love in the big apple. But this is no 'When Harry Met Sally' as I was expecting. Instead what I got was nothing more that an exercise in pretentiousness. Every simple movement in the story was subjected to not very perceptious or even intelligable analysis.
The author has created a totally unsympathetic lead character who switches alarmingly between utterly childish behaviour and deep cogitation which expresses things in a way that would require your name to be Freud for you to understand.
His behaviour may have been… Read more
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Nothing about this film is original. It is even fairly predictable throughout. Yet it manages to remain a fantastic comedy that at times had me barely able to control my laughter as tears streamed down my face and I clutched my aching side.
There can only be one reason for this, Rowan Atkinson.
From Blackadder and Bean he has progressed to a feature version of the famous Barclycard adverts. His timing is perfect, his delivery masterful and his range of facial expressions as hilarious as they are alarming. He never lets up, and the gags just build on themselves until the entire audience is in hysterics.
Be warned though, watch this film in a light humour and expect to enjoy… Read more
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Continuing straight from the first series epic climax, season two deals largely with the aftermath of the shooting at Roslyn. It has great story archs for all the main characters, who are all affected in largely differing ways (not least Toby and Josh).
The second season was able to retain the startlingly fast pace which helped make the first season so successful (something many fans feared they would not be able to do) and the dialogue is as slick as ever.
The truly great thing about the west wing is its ability to seamlessly shift from moments of comic genius into the kind of serious situations that most other programmes and even films are affraid to tackle.
But above all,… Read more