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on 5 August 2002
I didn't like this film. It's badly scripted with some cringingly terrible lines, contrived characters, and awful jokes. Hugh Laurie is the best thing in it, but he can't do much with the material - but Joely Richardson is even more wooden than she is in those awful Lloyds TSB ads. I've not read the Ben Elton book it's based on, but I'm told by those who have that the film doesn't do it justice. I hope for Ben's sake that that's true. I think you might like this film if you liked 'Blame it on the Bellboy', otherwise I'd give it a miss.