England, the 1950s. When the eligible Nigel, Earl of Marshwood (Edward Atterton) announces his engagement to Hollywood actress Miranda Frayle (Jean Tripplehorn), it causes all manner of trouble. To start with, his mother Felicity (Julie Andrews) is upset that he is marrying outside the aristocracy; then there's Miranda's movie star ex-lover Don Lucas (William Baldwin), who is determined to win her back; and finally there's the bombshell dropped by Felicity's assistant Moxie (Sophie Thompson), who claims to be Miranda's estranged sister. Will Nigel and Miranda ever make it to the altar or will the plotting and complications get the better of them?
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This is great comedy and it is light hearted too. It is great fun to watch, you can't go wrong with this DVD.
Stephen Fry and Sophie Thompson on further roles are highly comic as well, and the superior acting of the whole cast makes this movie a real delight.
This was based on a Noel Coward play, so the idea was to take a stageful of characters and shake them up to see what happens. In this case, as Julie Andrews's character says "Not much, really." And yet, for an hour and a half, servants are scurrying, doors are opening and slamming shut, British aristocracy is pulling out all the stops to maintain its way of life, and Hollywood stars are swooping in to shake things up.
So ignore the lukewarm ratings of the professional reviewers and just enjoy good writing, fine acting, and a story that won't change your life.
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