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French & Saunders - The Ingenue Years
French Saunders - The Ingenue Years
Actors: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Derek Lyons, Rowland Rivron, Simon Brint
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Television
NR     2003     0hr 30min

Look out Hollywood! Watch your back, TV-Land! The silver screen will never be the same once it's been processed through the mad minds of Britain's greatest comediennes, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders (the creator and st...  more »


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Actors: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Derek Lyons, Rowland Rivron, Simon Brint
Creators: Pete Drinkwater, Emma Cornish
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Television
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Satire, Comedy
Studio: BBC Warner
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 09/30/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 0hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

My personal favorite of the F & S DVDs
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This collection has what is some of the earliest material from any of the French & Saunders DVD collections and some of the best. Whereas the other DVDs rely more of parodies of well-known films, this DVD features some of the ladies' best repeated characters and aggressively bizarre but hilarious scenes (like a profile of two strange performance artists). The scenes, as a result, succeed more as the comedy is not limited to the confines of movie plots or characters that must be lampooned. There are many classics bits here which the girls have kept around for years in live appearances (i.e., a discussion between two schoolgirls - "worldly" Dawn & naive Jennifer - about contraceptive devices). And, as a bonus, the DVD features their early '90s Christmas special which includes guests shots by Adrian Edmondson (Vyvyan of "The Young Ones," Eddie of "Bottom," and Jennifer Saunder's husband) and Christopher Ryan (Mike of "The Young Ones," Dave Hedgehog of "Bottom," and Marshall of "Absolutely Fabulous"). Also, look for Dawn French's husband, comedian Lenny Henry, in a fine Dinner Party sketch. Other highlights: a history of dance crazes and the absurd conversations which take place in Jennifer's sparse flat. Great stuff!"
F&S -- whatever they do is fabulous
Dr. Marjorie Wiener | 03/28/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"These are the two funniest people ever. However, this DVD is from an early, formative time and the material is little uneven. That said, it's still French and Saunders, and there's nothing better."
SW | Ft. Worth, TX USA | 01/08/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I love Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, but I guess an entire tape of them together, well, I just couldn't take it. I think they're were certain parts that were OK, but on the whole it was awful."
My Review
S. Loftin | 09/26/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this DVD because my wife and I enjoy Dawn French in the Vicar of Dibley, and they advertised these DVDs on the Vicar of Dibley DVDs. They are pretty funny and I would recommend them if you like Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, or British humor in general. Two caveats though. First, there are no subtitles on the DVD. Our 50-year-old hearing is not as good as it used to be and especially with non-American accents, we like to have the subtitles on the screen to help us with the dialog. No luck here. Second, some of the humor, just like in the Vicar of Dibley, refers to British people that are unfamiliar to most Americans, politicians and such. So some of the humor goes right over our heads. That aside, the DVD is an enjoyable watch."