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good cast and personalities,
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This review is from: Cruise of the Gods [DVD]  (DVD)
Usual, reliable fare from Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan. Both engaging personalities who generally star in quirky, funny stories. This is no exception.
Rob plays a rather selfish, defensive, over-the-hill former star of a children's science fiction TV series, The Children of Castor from the 90's. Being out of work (except for an appearance on Casualty while doing his present job as a hotel porter), he accepts a fan-cruise along with other stars of the series. He is subjected to the usual fawning of his fans, photo sessions, signing of posters, etc.
He encounters singer Jack Jones, who is entertaining on the same boat. Also Steve Coogan, a rather more successful former star of the series, now in America -- with lovely young American starlet in tow, who plays the character with his usual cynicism and dry wit. There is a funny sequence when Rob joins the cast of Sherlock Holmes in Miami, in which Steve now stars.
But there are serious moments as well, as when one of the older members of the cast reveals he is ill, and when Rob encounters the result of his philandering when he was a star. Rob learns a few lessons along the way and it seems the future may be a bit brighter. Bittersweet.
An imminently watchable feature with two likeable and good-looking stars, and supported by a wonderfully sympathetic cast of characters.