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on 27 April 2017
Good comedy with a twist at the end, enjoyed it
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Labelled a `sleeper' and hidden gem, this is anything but - unless they were referring to a tendency to sleep through the movie..
A sizzling cast are completely squandered in one of those `what were they thinking of?' movies.
Patrick Swayze plays a dimwitted husband to Charlize Theron, and as the movie starts they are about to go on vacation to Reno with their best friends, used car salesman Billy Bob Thornton and his wife Natasha Richardson. However, much supposed `hilarity' ensues as it all goes wrong, not least because Billy Bob has been sleeping with Theron - how hilarious! Thornton plays a thoroughly unlikeable used car salesman so convincingly we just don't feel any of the sympathy we are supposed to feel for him at his wifes aloofness, Richardson makes the only discernible character arc as she loses the dungarees and frumpy look at the end to reveal the 'new her' (yawn), and Theron plays the confused sexpot figuring out if she did the right thing getting married to an idiot. By the end you'll be convinced she didn't, but the movie would have you think otherwise. There is not a sympathetic character among them except perhaps for Swayze's character, who could be sympathetic if he was not played so dumb that we just don't care any more by about half way through. Perhaps there is some satire going on here, revealing this trashy side to the American dream.. but if that's what it is, the message is very confused. It seems to be saying - "Hey, has your husband gone and cheated on you? Well throw a tantrum then make up because it was all your own fault for not giving him enough sex" - very dubious.
Needless to say, they reach Reno, much shouting, revelations and would-be side-splitting antics follow as all is revealed and we wonder who will forgive who.
How such a cast ended up in this empty farce I can't imagine... Hey, if all you want to see is Theron in her undies - go right ahead, but don't go looking for depth or substance, or even a few guilty laughs... this turkey is devoid of all of those. (3/10)
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on 29 March 2015
It was a great worthwhile purchase and I would highly recommend it to anyone. Prompt arrival and packaged properly. Cool
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on 22 May 2015
100% brilliant DVD in excellent condition came very well packaged ,really happy with product
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on 4 May 2009
A bit of fun this film. My favourite actor Patrick Swayze so was a great film. Makes you laugh at times and an easy to watch.
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on 7 August 2015
great fun film
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on 29 August 2010
This was on TV recently and having sky-plused it, watched it last night. What a great film, sad to think that Patrick and Natasha are no longer with us. Funny and light hearted but really meant for adults I feel, it is well worth watching.
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on 16 October 2009
WHAT A FILM A BIT OF WIFE SWAPING AND A FRIENDSHIP FALLS TO PIECES AND THEN IT'S THE FUN TO PUT THE FRIENDS BACK TOGETHER ITS JUST A EASY GOING STORYLINE NOT FOR THE KIDS.
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on 20 April 2012
I love this movie, Patrick and Billy Bob are great characters in this movie. Definitely worth watching, hilarious and light comedy.
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on 14 January 2013
Waking Up In Reno [DVD] a Walt Disney Home Entertainment a very enjoyable film with patrick swayze in would recommend
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