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Primary thread: a man dies leaving his business wholly to his lazy and disinterested son (Ifrans) while the man who has done all the work (Fiennes) gets nothing. Fiennes builds up a great store of resentment and hatred, and decides to destroy Ifrans, and end up with his wife (a wooden Sadie Frost), his business, and his life in general. He decides that the best way of doing this (not to give the plot entirely away) involves the Russian Mafia (Berkoff as "Godfather" and Fitzgerald as his "vamp" and highly accented, daughter).
Second plot: Ifrans and Frost are trying for a baby. At various points, for example, Ifrans is on the way to a fertility clinic with a pot of fresh sperm, the two plots affect each other, but generally they have no contact.
This second plot attempts to add humour, but, as with all attempts to add humour in this film, it fails. In fact for part of the film this plot takes over, and there are many and varied sex scenes (with Ifrans sperm obsessed voice over), all of which include Ifrans, but not always Frost.
So, apart from a ridiculous "plot" what makes this film bad: many good films have had ridiculous plots (Forrest Gump, The Wizard of Oz, Blazing Saddles)and suspension of disbelief has done its work. Well, the acting is the main culprit, and since these are all reasonable actors (Sadie Frost aside: she is constant in her mediocrity) the direction has to have some hand it its awfulness.Read more ›
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Didn't like this movie at all, first of all it made no sense. I like Joseph Fiennes, but didn't like him in this movie.Published on November 24, 2012 by Lavender
This is a quirky and very funny film. It deserves a much higher rating average, at least in my opinion.
That's why I'm doing this review. Oh, and one other reason. Read more