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Four Play
Four Play
Actors: Colin Firth, Irne Jacob, Christopher Lawford, Stephen Marcus, Mike Binder
Director: Mike Binder
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
R     2004     1hr 37min

Studio: Platinum Disc Llc Release Date: 02/28/2006 Run time: 97 minutes Rating: R


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Actors: Colin Firth, Irne Jacob, Christopher Lawford, Stephen Marcus, Mike Binder
Director: Mike Binder
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
Studio: Platinum Disc
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 12/07/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 37min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 9
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Good Effort but not Best in Class
Michele J Reed | Oysterville, WA | 04/23/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)

"... This movie is also known as Londinium (which by the way is the name of the book a character writes).

This was a pretty predictable movie. Not one that I would classify as a Romantic Comedy. Maybe better classified as a Drama gone wrong??

Colin Firth was delightful, as always. However, Mariel Hemingway was not.

Colin plays a TV producer of one of the hottest shows in Britain who is married to the shows star (Mariel Hemingway). A TV writer is acquired from America. He of course lusts after the Star. Much predictableness ensues as The Star and the Writer set out to put their respective partners in a situation where adultery can occur.

We end with the one couple committed to each other and the other going their separate ways.

I'd give this movie a "C". Good effort but not top of the class!"
Quirky, intelligent comedy
C. Longseth | 03/13/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I like this kind of quirky unpredictable comedy with so many subtle overtones, the kind that Colin Firth seems to have a penchant for. Its very hard to imagine a woman as attractive as Irene Jacob ever being attracted to a man like Mike Binder, but we're used to that in the movies, aren't we, ladies? I didn't much like Mariel Hemingway in this movie either, but I think she wasn't supposed to be very likeable. Maybe her character just wasn't developed enough, though, because I couldn't dislike her either. There were a few scenes where I felt she almost broke through and became someone real, but then it was gone again.

As for Mr. Firth, what can I say? He was first brought to my attention in Pride and Prejudice, and since then I have been astounded by his subtlety and skill in becoming so many men so well. This film was no disappointment on that score. Seeing him as a violent drunk was something of a revelation, but on a comic level, not reminiscent of his sterling performance as the tragially drunken husband in "The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd", but equally interesting and entertaining. I like seeing him in every new role as I discover his films. Its like meeting someone and finding them to be complex and full of surprises. I have only watched this film a few times, though, so I haven't squeezed all of the juice out of it yet; but, so far, so good."
Don't Trust Titles
Carolen L. Green | Casa, Arkansas USA | 03/15/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I almost did not buy this movie because of the title - what a delicious surprize. Such a great comedy! This is a three time a week movie - it makes me laugh so much.

When Christopher Lawford showed up on screen- I kept thinking who is that? Who does he look like? Well sad to say I am old enough to remember his father, Peter Lawford, but had never seen the son in a movie before. He looks so much like his father.

Colin Firth makes this movie! He plays such a great character and does it believably.

Such a great buy from Amazon."
Only One Colin Firth !
Connie M. Jackson | 04/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Four Play
What a great film. Once again, Colin Firth proves just how versatile an actor he really is. Great story line, and very predictable ending. Hemingway's performance is a bit disappointing. This was not the most hilarious of comedies, but it is a charming romantic film."