6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Great Cast, Great Comedy, Great Film!,
This review is from: The 51st State [DVD]  (DVD)
I love this film (I thought I'd start on a high!) and everyone I speak to that is from the North West of England (like myself) also loves this film. But then I talk to my more southerly friends, or American friends and they don't like it.
This puzzles me, and it was over a pint in the pub that I realised that this may well be down to the fact that people that are not from the North probably don't 'get' half of the jokes in the film!
Utd v Liverpool rivalry and Scouse talk, all feature heavily in this film. I didn't like this film because it was an action film...at all, I liked this film because it kept me laughing non-stop from the minute the film moves from America to Liverpool. The look on Sam Jackson's face when he's first confronted by a scouser is hilarious!
How they assembled the cast for this film I will never know, just about every character is a big name celebrity, and it works well.
This is an American film set mainly in England with mainly English characters that cleverly blends action with fantastic comedy. It's not supposed to be a realistic film, it's supposed to be a funny film. And it succeeds, big time!