"... 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."
Worth buying if you are a Colin Firth fan...
Alisa | Indiana, USA | 12/27/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"It's predictable, slow in some parts, seems to try too hard to be funny in other parts (and I have wondered for years how Mariel Hemingway ever earned the title 'actress')and all in all a mediocre movie. But, it's worth seeing for Colin fans and the great scene between Colin, Stephen Fry, and Irene Jacobs.
Buy it used and put in in your collection next to 'Hour of the Pig'. ;-)"