A Bunch of Amateurs details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Imelda Staunton, Charles Durning, Ty Davies, Samantha Bond, Burt Reynolds, Elesia Ennis, Sarah Goldberg, Peter Gunn, Derek Jacobi, Richard James, Tony Jayawardena|
|Studio:||ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO|
|Collections:||100 Most Wanted|
A Bunch of Amateurs
|Run time:||1 hour 36 minutes|
|Rental release:||27 Apr 2009|
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superb.......................By williamsgwynfa (627 reviews) from gwaenysgor , 09 May 2009
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[Highly rated reviewer]this film is superb. Jefferson Steel (played by Burt Reynolds) is a vain and egotistical former Hollywood star, out of work and unable to cope with his fall from the A-list.
In a last ditch attempt to revive Jeffersons career, his incompetent agent (played by Charles Durning) stumbles upon the perfect role - a prestigious run as King Lear at a theatre in Stratford.
Arriving in England, Jefferson discovers to his horror that the Stratford in question is not '-upon-Avon' but in Suffolk, and that his co-stars are not members of the Royal Shakespeare Company, but the local amateur dramatic society.
Jefferson is stuck according to him in Stratford-on-Pigfarm, but continuing press interest means he has to see it through.
There follows a hilarious clash of cultures, as Jefferson struggles to adapt to the sleepy English village and his star struck host, Mary (played by Imelda Staunton).
Jefferson is stuck in a world without egg-white frittatas, guava juice, hot tubs and personal trainers.
He must learn to put his ego aside and learn to work with the village community.
Well worth watching !
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High Hopes dashed!By frankabbott (1 review) from Harrogate , 05 Apr 2010I had high hopes for this film with the cast it has but unfortunately it fell flat on its face! It was at times embarrassing, the major problem with this film is Burt Reynolds! Who on earth decided to cast him?! Imelda Staunton, Samantha Bond and Derek Jacobi were as usual excellent but even they couldnt carry Mr Reynolds in this film, he was wooden, mumbling, and lacked any kind of charisma or charm!
A BUNCH OF AMATEURSBy a customer from Coventry , 28 Mar 2010
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideI really enjoyed this film. Great all round British comedy with an old fashioned feel good factor to it. If you like British comedies this is one you should add to your list to watch. No sex, violence or swearing!
a bunch of amateursBy pinktutu (2 reviews) from Doncaster , 09 Feb 2010i really enjoyed this film, there was predictability but it was well worth watching, but dont expect too much :)
A Bunch of AmateursBy Chicky (78 reviews) from Basingstoke , 05 Feb 2010Fun, easy viewing film. Some great subtle performances from truly great actors - but still quite silly in parts.
Amusing but predictableBy a customer from ENGLAND , 16 Jan 2010Very funny at times, but really predictable. Good acting though and some new faces which is always refreshing to see.