Rent Dean Spanley (2008)

3.5 of 5 from 120 ratings
1h 36min
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Synopsis:
A funny, intelligent and delighfully adult fairytale set in Edwardian England, Dean Spanley will be unlike anything else that you've seen lately. Peter O'Toole delivers a mesmerising performance as a misanthropic curmudgeon who cannot come to terms with his elder son's death, and has little time or affection for his younger son (Jeremy Northam). But when the pair visit an eccentric mystic, they start a strange journey that eventually allow the old man to find his heart.
Actors:
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Directors:
Writers:
Lord Dunsany, Alan Sharp
Studio:
Icon
Genres:
Comedy
Countries:
New Zealand
BBFC:
Release Date:
27/04/2009
Run Time:
96 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Making of featurette
  • jBehind the scenes
  • Cast and crew interviews

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Reviews (5) of Dean Spanley

Dean spanners - Dean Spanley review by CP Customer

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06/08/2009

Despite having employed some excellent actors and a typically acid performance from Peter O Toole this is a turgid and misguided film which never gets off the starting blocks.

The plot is fairly non existent - Sam Neil - being the eccentric Dean Spanley of the title - has a few hallucinations when he drinks an exotic beverage - not quite Naked Lunch territory.

My expectations were high as this had been given 5 stars in a previous review and I rarely give up on a movie before the end but this was lamer than a three legged dog.

Dull, dull, dull.

2 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Wonderful!!! - Dean Spanley review by CP Customer

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23/02/2010

Funny, original, beautifully acted (especially Sam Niell), fascinating, heartwarming. A perfect film. Having rented it, I immediately bought a copy.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Shaggy dog tale - Dean Spanley review by Pm

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03/10/2011

The ultimate "shaggy dog" story. Abandon yourself to the silliness, the arch acting, the potty story and revel in the uplifting, and deeply touching wonderfulness of this little gem of a film. All the leads turn in great performances here, all clearly thriving on each others work. Great stuff.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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