Tom has a good time.
- Dead in a Week: Or Your Money Back review by NC
Have to give it 4 as there is just so much junk about, and is pleasant change to see some acting at last, and a simple film, with small budget, showing can still have a fun film.
Tom is understated, as always, but, like Geoffrey Rush, just cruises through with perfect timing.
Lavender Hill Mob meets Beautiful Joe.................
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Very old-fashioned Brit-flick based on an OLD overused idea
- Dead in a Week: Or Your Money Back review by PV
I see from the credits that this is based on an 'original idea' by the director/writer and producer. Well, now. In no way, shape or form is the idea of someone who hires an assassin to kill him, then changes his mind and is in a fix, is 'original'. I have seen and heard half a dozen such stories - from Bulworth with Warren Beatty to various others. And as for failed attempted at suicide - well A MAN CALLED OVE does that as does the Jim Broadbent film whose name I cannot remember.
Anyway, this comedy is passable, if very predictable, though oddly feels too long despite an 80 minute run time, The final act flags badly - and the relationship story is weak and not very credible. Cartoon character comedy really.
The old assassin and his wife are massive stereotypes - no-one lives like that any more, not even 70 year olds!
But it's fun in parts, as a cartoony drama - so if you don;t expect too much, it passes the time.
And some class acting talent here. So 3 stars - just - as some decent music here.
It says Stephen Fry produced it too (THE SF? Who knows?)
Watch A MAN CALLED OVE, LEAVING LAS VEGAS or KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS for real class.
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