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Actors: Hugh Laurie, Anna Chancellor, Stephen Fry
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television
NR     2008     4hr 53min

A man and his marriage on the verge of a hilarious meltdown How do you know when you?re having a midlife crisis? Maybe it?s when you can?t remember exactly where your wife works - or whether she works at all. Or when your ...  more »


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Actors: Hugh Laurie, Anna Chancellor, Stephen Fry
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Drama, Comedy, Drama
Studio: Acorn Media
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 04/08/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2003
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 4hr 53min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 8
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A true gem for fans of Hugh Laurie
Missy Hoppe | Cincinnati, Ohio; USA | 06/18/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am a long time fan of Hugh Laurie, and in my endeavors to try and collect everything I can possibly find that he's been in, I stumbled across this 2 DVD set. I am so happy I bought it! It is absolutely brilliant; Hugh's character, Paul, is somewhat of a cross between House and Wooster. I simply adore this show; the first episode in particular is truly hilarious: one of the many high points is when two of Paul's adult sons are fighting over a girl and Paul orders them to go to their rooms. Sex is a major theme throughout the series; one of the running jokes is that Paul can't remember the last time he and his wife have made love while his sons spend most of their time fighting over a pair of sisters. In spite of the sexual elements, I found the show to be refreshingly tasteful, especially compared to the majority of American shows. Further more, its obvious, at least in my opinion, that in spite of their problems, Paul and his wife were still quite devoted to one another. I'm sorry to say that I'm probably not explaining this show very well, but I can assure you that this is one of the best dvd purchases I've made in a very long time. If you like Hugh Laurie even a little, this is a must own."
Who doesn't love Hugh Laurie?!?
Another Jen | Alexandria, VA United States | 04/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you love Hugh Laurie in "House" then check him out in this British series he did right before becoming the grumpy old doctor we adore. In "Fortysomething," he plays another grumpy, but a little less old, doctor and a family man facing a midlife crisis. It's hysterical and real and Hugh Laurie doing what he does best."
Hugh Laurie is HILARIOUS
S. DuRoss | Bethesda, MD | 04/18/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"So excited to find this earlier series from Hugh Laurie. Just a really fun show to watch. Anna Chancellor is really nice and I was so excited to see Stephen Fry. This is certainly worth buying!"
Hugh Laurie - The Doctor is NOT in House
Her Nibs | Longwood, Florida United States | 05/24/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I had seen some episodes of this British sitcom on a local PBS station and found them funny enough to want to see more, hence my purchase of the DVDs. (At the time I didn't know that the series was short-lived.)

The gifted actor, Hugh Laurie, has proven his skill at playing diverse roles over the years, whether in comedy or drama - (Blackadder; Wooster & Jeeves; Sense and Sensibility; Cousin Bette - to name just a few titles you can research) but his portrayal of the insecure, offspring-overwhelmed English GP,Dr. Slippery, might surprise American devotees of the taciturn, sarcastic but brilliant Dr. House. However, take a look if you enjoy British humor (some of which made me laugh out loud) and if you'd welcome the opportunity of seeing just how talented Laurie is in playing vastly different characters.

Personally, I could have done without the sexual exploits of Slippery's sons and had the focus remain on his relationship with his wife, played by the fascinating Anna Chancellor (look her up: Duckface in Four Weddings and a Funeral), who makes an excellent foil to the anxiety-plagued doctor.

Laurie, who directed the series, is comfortable enough in his own skin to put himself 'out there,' - literally, in one hilarious scene, where he stands naked on the street.

If you're a Hugh Laurie devotee, this six-DVD set is good value for money. If not, give it a pass.