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French & Saunders - Living in a Material World
French Saunders - Living in a Material World
Actors: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Derek Lyons, Rowland Rivron, Simon Brint
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Television
NR     2003     0hr 30min

Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders take on American television, pretentious foreign films and Madonna and that's just in the first fifteen minutes of this hilarious collection from their fifth series.


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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: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A French & Saunders MUST HAVE
Joseph Despinosa | New York, NY United States | 10/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"All of the 4 available French & Saunders DVDs released in the U.S. so far are good, entertaining examples of fine British parodies, but "Living in a Material World" is beyond fabulous. It includes as a BONUS FEATURE the Easter Special that ran on Comedy Central as "The French & the Saunders" . . . which puts a hysterical spin on Peter Jackson's "LOTR" movies that even Ian McKellen reportedly suggested Jackson include on the bumper disc for the trilogy. Especially at's low price, you can't afford not to own this DVD if you love F&S or LOTR!"
Genius parody
Jay Dickson | Portland, OR | 01/20/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This may be French's and Saunders's finest work of all. Those familiar with them largely through ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS or their broader humor from the earlier French and Saunders series will be surprised at how subtle they are capable of being here. Jennifer Saunders' awesomely controlled imitation of Jane Seymour (in perhaps their most hilarious of all parodies, DR. QUIMN, MAD WOMAN) is a case in point. Who even dreamed that Jane Seymour *could* be parodied at all? (Saunders does it by looking incredibly sincerely at whomever she's speaking to and murmuring vaguely audible comforting things; when at one point she speaks, in a moment of crisis, at a normal human level, she has to turn back to murmur, "I'm sorry I raised my voice at you just now...") Dawn French makes a memorable Pamela Anderson in their BAYWATCH parody (she not only gets the hair and lipstick down perfectly but also the spaced-out look of concern), and then the production staff serves them brilliantly with a Fellini parody that is so exact--even down to the film stock used---that it must be seen to be believed."
"In Bed with French&Saunders" : Absolutely Fabulous!
Samuel | Paris France | 09/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Before Jennifer Saunders' mega hit, "Absolutely Fabulous", there was "French and Saunders" starring Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. These two women play with, and master, parody. For instance, the world owes them the hilarious "In Bed with French and Saunders" which is shown in this video. In their 1998's series they get their hands on "Braveheart" and "Baywatch", in which the not-so-thin Dawn French is playing Pamela Anderson, and I never get tired of it.But French and Saunders are also a couple who doesn't need movies and songs to be funny. I invite you to join them in one of their living room talks or in their typically British sketches.Along with comedy sketches, songs, and a bit of dancing,Madonna French and Madonna Jen are waiting for your visit. I do recommend as well the LIVE VIDEO which is simply irresitible.What else could I say? Nothing! Just buy it!"
Caution: May Be Hazardous to Your Health!
R. Epstein | USA | 03/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Have you ever laughed so hard that it hurt? I think I broke my face and ruptured my spleen watching this, but I'd willingly go through it all over again. Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders have got to be the two funniest comics of our time, and this DVD stands out with their 'At The Movies' DVD as some of their best material. Half the time I was howling over the graceful execution of their humor, and the other half of the time I was just awed by the sheer imagination that went into thinking up this stuff (and the detail - omigod!). There's something for everyone in this DVD, from 'Baywatch' to 'Juliet of the Spirits' to 'Braveheart' to several HILARIOUS music videos (I hope one day they put out a DVD of just music videos). The best thing is, one doesn't have to be familiar with the material their satirizing in order to 'get it.' I've never seen 'Baywatch' or 'Dr Quinn', but the 'types' they were satirizing are universal to anyone who has ever even glanced at television. Do make sure you check out the bonus feature on the DVD. The 'Lord of the Rings' satire is priceless! Just make sure you have a sling ready for your poor, aching face ... you're going to need it by the time you're through!"